DUEL AGAINST THE ATLÉTICO
Possible changes in the eleven of the Super Cup debut
Published:7/01/2020 - 00:34h
Updated:7/01/2020 - 00:37h
Atlético de Madrid will be the first rival of FC Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup and Ernesto Valverde meditates some changes with respect to Cornellà's eleven
This Thursday, the FC Barcelona will measure to the Athletic of Madrid in the party of semifinals of the Supercopa of Spain, that will première format with four teams and that will have his headquarters in Arabia Saudíta. The Barcelona will have a duel of high requirement in which also it will have to take into account that, in case of victory, will touch to go back to play three days afterwards in the final.
Said circumstances do to think that, by the near that will be both parties, there will be rotations and Ernesto Valverde will present in front of the colchoneros an eleven headline with retouchings with regard to the that went out of start in Cornellà-The Prat against the RCD Espanyol. The tiredness accumulated against the blanquiazules and the hypothetical final do almost forced the retouchings in the team to keep the freshness.
One of the possible changes could arrive in defence, since Clément Lenglet is not too hit in the last weeks and Samuel Umtiti seems to be every time better physically. The frank-Cameroonian wins integers to start with of start against the Athletic of Madrid, although the precedents dictate that his compatriot is practically intocable for the technician.
In the right side also could have modifications, since Nélson Semedo was not to title against the RCD Espanyol -went in in the second time after the expulsion of Frenkie of Jong- and could return to the alignment against the rojiblancos. The titularity of the luso, besides, would not mean necessarily the suplencia of Sergi Roberto, since the Catalan could advance his position to the medullary.
Precisely, in the centre of the field is in the demarcation that more doubts there is, being Ivan Rakitic the one who has more possibilities of not repeating presence in the eleven after the derbi, in which it was substituted in the rest. Those that more options have to relieve him are Arturo Vidal, that already marked a key goal the past weekend, or the own Sergi Roberto.
The intocables of Valverde
The more than safe drop of Ter Stegen of face the Supercopa will do that Net was indisputable. In defence, Gerard Hammered and Jordi Alba will be safe; whereas, in the centre of the field, Frenkie of Jong and Sergio Busquets also will repeat. In the forward, neither there are doubts about the titularity of the 'MSG' formed by Leo Messi, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann.