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Proof of fire for the 'veteran players' of Barça until 2020

Published:19/11/2019 - 16:47h

Updated:19/11/2019 - 18:51h

FC Barcelona affords to a calendar complicated during the last month and half of the year 2019. It will be a challenge for the 'veteran players' and for the management of Valverde

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Big challenges are those that will face the FC Barcelona along the next month and half, until it arrive the year 2020, so much in LaLiga Santander as in the Champions League. The culés have the obligation to win on 27 November to the Borussia Dortmund in the Camp Nou to ensure mathematically the presence in the eighth of final of the Champions League, and besides like first of group.

In League, will have the will to keep valid the leadership under the pressure of other clubs like Real Madrid and Athletic of Madrid, team to the that the culés will visit on 1 December in Wanda Metropolitan. In this month and half will give also other meetings of big requirement like the visit to Anoeta in front of the Real Sociedad, or the Inter-Barça that will play in Giuseppe Meazza on 10 December, and that will close the phase of groups of League of Champions.

To face with the greater possible competitiveness, Ernesto Valverde will have to speed up the rotations particularly between the players that accumulate greater load of minutes and, besides, have the greater age of the staff. We speak of Gerard Hammered, Leo Messi, Luis Suárez, Jordi Alba, Busquets and Arturo Vidal. At present Alba follows lesionado and with Arturo Vidal will not be necessary to concern so much of his wear, to the not being indisputable headline.

And regarding I Hammered, it does not have the wear to participate with the Spanish Selection, although his trips by the organisation of the Glass Davis and the rest of his professional works with the companies that handles could affect him in the quality of the rest. Ernesto Valverde, in definite, will have to analyse which is the best way of dosificar the minutes of his more important players, and which are the commitments prioritarios.

There are positions in which it will be easier rotar that in others. Leo Messi and Luis Suárez, for example, are used to to be indispensable practically in each party. And in the saga, the absence of Hammered will generate disequilibriums unless Umtiti and Lenglet are to full performance. Another thing are the cases of Jordi Alba and Busquets, that already have sufficient reliefs in the staff for suplirles with guarantees (Junior Firpo, Semedo, Of Jong, Rakitic, the own Arturo Vidal...).

The calendar of the FC Barcelona, that will keep on being hard at the beginning of 2020 with the dispute of the Supercopa of Spain, will put to proof the physicist of the heavy weights and the capacity of management of Valverde. A month and half that, besides, is an opportunity. If the Barça gives several hits on of the table, the confidence of the culés can catapult him to the gestation of successes in May.

Immediate calendar of the FC Barcelona 2019-20:

  • Leganés-Barça (LaLiga, J14): Saturday, 23 November 2019 | 13:00h
  • Barça-Dortmund (Champions, J5): Wednesday, 27 November 2019 | 21:00h
  • Athletic-Barça (LaLiga, J15): Sunday, 1 December 2019 | 21:00h
  • Barça-Mallorca (LaLiga, J16): Saturday, 7 December 2019 | 21:00h
  • Inter-Barça (Champions, J6): Tuesday, 10 December 2019 | 21:00h
  • Real Sociedad-Barça (LaLiga, J17): Saturday, 14 December 2019 | 16:00h
  • Barça-Real Madrid (LaLiga, J10): Wednesday, 18 December 2019 | 20:00h
  • Barça-Alavés (LaLiga, J18): Saturday, 21 December 2019 | 16:00h
  • Espanyol-Barça (LaLiga, J19): Saturday, 4 January 2020 | 21:00h
  • Barça-Athletic (Supercopa of Spain, Semifinals): Thursday, 9 January 2020 | 21:30h

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