THE BARÇA PUTS AT STAKE THE LEADERSHIP
Soccer tsunami to receive Real Madrid in the Classic
Published:17/12/2019 - 23:51h
Updated:18/12/2019 - 01:36h
After two months of long wait, it was time to receive Real Madrid at the Camp Nou. The leadership is at stake and Barça will try to hunt the whites in a Classic that is expected to be matched
Two months ago, LaLiga and the Committee of Competition took the decision to postpone the Classical in base to the altercations that there was in the streets of Barcelona after the sentence of the prisoners of the 'Procés'. The new date fixed for two months afterwards, on 18 December, in a decision a so much incomprehensible, because if somebody pretended torpedear the duel, went it to do equally went cual went the date.
This 18 December has arrived and, fears went. Tsunami Democràtic Organised a demonstration for some hours before the party but, denying the alarmism generated from some sectors, ensured that in no case they would prevent his dispute. From the FC Barcelona, took the word to ask normality and do a call to the festivity that deserves a Classical that, besides, arrives loaded of equality and emotion.
Arrived to this point, touches to speak of football and of the 'tsunami' of game that the FC Barcelona will need to win to a Real Madrid that will visit the Camp Nou contributing upward, after a big series of results during the last weeks. From the 20:00 hours -time peninsular Spanish- will give beginning the big party of the football that the barcelonismo, the madridismo and the world of the football carry from October expecting.
A party in which there will be the leadership at stake. So much Barcelona like whites arrive to the party colíderes with the same points (35) after several weeks accumulating victories and, curiously, to puncture -with two ties against Real Sociedad and Valencia, respectively- just the weekend before seeing the faces between if. Until in this there has been equality between both.
In October, when it had to play the party, the situation was distinct. The Real Madrid walked out of sorts and finish to lose with a recently risen like the Mallorca whereas the FC Barcelona went in ascending progression regarding game and results. Now, the strengths have equalised , with Ernesto Valverde and Zinedine Zidane beginning a game of chess in which they will decide the small details.
In the team of the Txingurri, there will be few surprises. Ousmane Dembélé And Arthur Melo remained out of the team by injury and Junior Firpo and Moussa Wagué did it by technical decision. Of face to the alignment of the Barcelona, there is rather few doubts and the eleven that jump to the green tapete of the Camp Nou will be very possibly the same that the past Saturday played in San Sebastián.
This means that we will see again to Jordi Alba, recovered, in the left-handed lane, to Ivan Rakitic, enjoying of the ball that had snatched him, in the centre of the field and, of course, to the 'MSG'. It seems that, at last, Leo Messi and Luis Suárez have achieved to integrate to Antoine Griezmann in his offensive connections and the true that the French is answering well in the last meetings.
Of course, it is necessary to loan special attention to the Argentinian star, that already has marked him 26 goals in 41 parties to the eternal rival and that follows hambriento to increase these figures. Besides, in a Camp Nou that this season is being a fortín for the Barcelona, that have won all his parties like venues to exception of the tie in Champions League against the Slavia Prague.
A Real Madrid with drops, but competitive
The FC Barcelona arrives to the Classical after eight parties without knowing the defeat -six victories and two ties, being the Raise the last team that defeated to the culés- but the Real Madrid already carries 11 parties without losing: eight victories and three ties, being the Mallorca the last team that could win to the group madridista. Data that reflect that the whites are in the good line.
But the results are not the only that intimidates of the Real Madrid lately. The game has improved a lot and Zinedine Zidane seems to have given with the key so that 'his' Madrid was not a mere caricato of this team that won three Champions League consecutive under his control. The whites are used to to go out to dominate and take advantage of well the state of grace of Karim Benzema that leads in attack and that already carries 12 so many this campaign, the same that Messi.
This yes, no everything are good news for the technical Frenchman, that will have five important drops by injury. The two that affect more directly to his plans are the one of Eden Hazard, that lastimó in the moment in which it began to shine as it did it in Chelsea, and the one of Marcelo, a footballer that seemed to be recovering the big level showed in previous seasons.
Besides, Zidane neither will be able to have Lucas Vázquez, James Rodríguez neither Marco Asensio, all they immersed in his respective processes of recovery. Given the circumstances, the technician madridista will bet by fortificar the centre of the field with a 4-4-2, taking advantage of the vigour of Players like Casemiro or Fede Valverde and the quality of Toni Kroos or Luka Modric.
In the alignment of the whites neither there are too many doubts and everything aims that Gareth Bleat will have to separate Wales and the golf during 90 minutes to form a dangerous offensive pair beside Benzema, although Rodrygo Goes also has a lot that say in this situation. Dangers that the Barça will have to control well. Like this then , that begin the show.