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A victory to recover sensations: Barça's 'final' in Mendizorroza

Published:23/01/2022 - 00:19h

Updated:23/01/2022 - 19:51h

FC Barcelona visits Deportivo Alavés this Sunday, January 23 with only one objective: to take the three points from Mendizorroza. Xavi's men are obliged to recover the good feelings

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LaLiga Santander follows his course and the FC Barcelona is forced to add of three in three to avoid that the distance in the classification with the leader was still greater. The 'victim' of the Barça for this occasion is the Sportive Alavés, this Sunday 23 January to the 21:00 hours, in the stadium of Mendizorroza. For the culés, is an opportunity of gold to recover the good feelings.

And it is that the group directed by Xavi Hernández is in his particular full way of obstacles in which it does not finish to heave flight. The game of the culés has improved notably. This is not a secret for anybody. The problem is that the results do not accompany and in the football, obviously, lives of victories. The Barcelona are on a tightrope and will have to recover the senda of the triumphs to avoid that this course finish with bad (or worse!) Feelings.

The Sportive Alavés, in theory, would have to be an easy rival to win for the Catalan picture. It will receive to the culés in the antepenultimate position of the table, but the reality is that with this Barça never is necessary to trust, to be honest. In the first turn of LaLiga signed the tables (1-1). In this opportunity, to finals of October, Memphis Depay opened the marker and Luis Rioja equalised it three minutes afterwards. Xavi will have to contrive a plan that allow that the history was distinct.

The precedents of the blaugrana are not the most positive, place accumulate three 'pricks' followed: 1-1 against the Granada, 2-3 with the Real Madrid and the last, in front of the Athletic (3-2): two defeats and a tie. It is a situation more than alarming and, if it does not change, can leave in 'check' to the Barça before the planned... Also in LaLiga.

The numbers against the Alavés... And the reality

In any case, historically the Sportive Alavés has not been a team that has him 'resisted' to the Barcelona. In fact, the now directed picture by Mendilibar has not achieved to win in his last ten clashes against the Barcelona (two ties and eight defeats). The Barça, in this register, promedia a 3,1 goals by crash. Likewise, the Barcelona group has gone with at least a point in his last seven visits to Mendizorroza, with four victories and three ties. In six, has left the goal in zero.

However, the statistics finish being cold when they compare with the current reality of the Barça. And it is that the alone team has won two of his last ten parties like visitors, with six ties and two defeats. The last were Mallorca (0-1), at the beginning of this 2022, and Villarreal, in November, in a victory sufridísima that finish by 1-3.

The infirmary goes back to occupy

After some weeks 'magic' in which the infirmary seemed to free, the 'bathroom' of reality has arrived again for the Barça. This Friday announced a new injury of Ansu Fati, the one who suffers an injury in the proximal sinew of the biceps femoral of the left thigh, which could keep him went between two and three months, depending on if it decides to happen or no by the operating theatre to treat .

The '10' Barcelona is not the only that keeps working no rest to the medical services. Memphis Depay Follows training to the margin by an injury in the isquiotibiales of the left leg. They will not be, neither, Samuel Umtiti, Eric García or Sergi Roberto, all recovering of his respective physical ailments.

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