Leo Messi in a match between FC Barcelona and Valencia


Leo Messi, face to face with Valencia, another one of his favourite victims

Published:24/01/2020 - 20:09h

Updated:24/01/2020 - 20:09h

After the debut in the Copa del Rey, Barça focuses on LaLiga again, and does it with a complicated visit to Mestalla. The catalans already prepare a face to face with Valencia, another one of Leo Messi's favourite victims

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After debuting with fright in the Glass of Rey, the FC Barcelona thinks again in LaLiga, where this Saturday faces an appointment complicated. The Catalans keep the pulse by the leadership with the Real Madrid, that in this occasion will close the day against the Real Valladolid. Before centring in the eighth of final in front of the Leganés (the Thursday 30 January), the intention is to complete with good note the demanding examination of Mestalla.

Although it does not go through his best moment, Valencia is always a rival to take into account, and will suppose another proof of level for the project that finish to put in hands of Quique Setién. The recently arrived is working in his individual 'pre-season inside the season', and has to follow adding victories while it adapts to the changing room and vice versa, since it still is necessary to fit to the footballers inside his diagrams.

In feudo blanquinegro, the Cantabrian will have the help of Leo Messi, a true expert in the duels with the 'bats'. The '10' is a machine to annotate and has broken the networks of numerous teams along his career, but the one of this weekend is a special crash. The 'che' are third in the podium of groups more goleados by the tip, only by behind Seville (38 targets) and Athletic of Madrid (31).

The captain barcelonista accumulates a total of 28 so many in 33 direct clashes, and although his provision improve in the Camp Nou, are not at all bad to banks of the Turia. To the heat of his fans, the one of Rosario has celebrated 19 times in 18 commitments, whereas when it has competed to domicile, the valencianistas have turned into his peculiar victim in other nine, in this case in a total of 15 parties.

The registers of the Argentinian allow him have a favourable balance, in which it reaches a total of 18 triumphs. The rest were 11 ties and hardly four defeats, although it is necessary to value that only one of them arrived him like visitor. The problem is that his victories far of house reduce to six, because in eight of this face to face, the marker finished with the same tables with which premièred .

Messi wants to break a bad series against Valencia

After losing the duel of the Camp Nou by injury, Messi wants to break a bad series against Valencia, to the that has marked in three consecutive appointments but has not won any. In the past campaign, in LaLiga, Mestalla witnessed a 1-1 and the Camp Nou a 2-2, whereas Benito Villamarín, that received the final of the Glass of Rey, saw like the men of Marcelino García destronaban to the champion with a 2-1.

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