Prior to the international break, FC Barcelona face Real Sociedad away from home in LaLiga on Sunday. Ronald Koeman sat down for a press conference on Saturday, where he talked about the match against Sociedad, Laporta, Haaland and more.
FC Barcelona managed a 1-0 victory the last time they played SD Huesca (Image source: Marca) After a formidable defeat against PSG in the Champions League last week, the team once again has shown grit & a promise to dominate their opponent till the last minute irrespective of the end result. Beating the French giants on a 4 goal margin was of course, highly unlikely but considering the current display of football from Koeman’s side, it’s comfortable to say that the Catalans have a golden opportunity to get back into the LaLiga title race alongside Atlético & Real Madrid with more confidence. FC Barcelona host SD Huesca at Camp Nou tonight. A squad consisting of 22 players has been announced by Koeman
(Picture credits: Alex Caparros, via Getty Images) With closing in on the LaLiga table & a serendipitous comeback in the Copa Del Rey, FC Barcelona have been playing some fine football over the last few games & we believe that the team has the ability to defy the odds against PSG tonight. Here's how: After a 4-1 victory over the Blaugrana in the first leg at Camp Nou, PSG of course has marked themselves more confident to partake in the second leg at their home, in Paris tonight. With Araujo & Piqué out ahead of the second leg, Koeman’s starting XI will have a huge responsibility at hand at the Parc des Princes tonight. Studying the options FC Barcelona has at hand, we
Image courtesy: Diario AS English It certainly looks like a happy-go-lucky week for FC Barcelona if they get the win against Osasuna tonight. The Catalonians have reformed themselves back by securing their place in the Copa Del Rey final with a stunning comeback against Sevilla this week. And, as far as the league table is concerned, it only shows signs of heating up. Koeman & his team fly to Pamplona this weekend to face Osasuna with the willingness to secure those three points which are adamantly crucial for their LaLiga campaign. With the official squad list out, Piqué has been left out of the squad with Araújo who still has some issues with his left ankle. Considering the problems at the back, a
Barca with a 2-0 victory over Sevilla at the Ramón Sánchez last week. (Image credits: Olympic Channel) Koeman experimented with a confident lineup last week which helped us beat Sevilla in the LaLiga, thus inciting hopes for a comeback from a 2-0 deficit tonight in the Copa Del Rey semi-finals. Here’s what you can expect from the team tonight: To be completely blatant about tonight’s fixture, the odds of course lie in Sevilla’s favour before the kickoff whistle blows. With FC Barcelona looking forward to mending a 2 goal deficit, it’ll be interesting to see how Koeman puts forward a lineup that will favour the Blaugrana goals & also keep them super solid at the back. The last week the dutchman
Koeman at the press conference / Miguel Ruiz Ronald Koeman brindó una conferencia de prensa previo al partido de mañana contra el Elche en la Liga española. Abordó varias preocupaciones que rodean al equipo y sus recientes actuaciones. Sobre el rival "El rival debe sentirse confiado tras su victoria contra el Eibar, que aumentó sus posibilidades de no descender a 2ª división. El partido será difícil. No estoy seguro de que el Elche vaya a jugar con un bloque tan bajo como lo hizo el Cádiz contra nosotros, pero están jugando para sacar el máximo partido. El resultado dependerá de lo bien que defendamos, lo que también incluye no cometer errores en los momentos importantes." Sobre los errores individuales "Uno siempre tiene que analizar el
Dembele, De Jong and Braitwaite after scoring // IMAGE: FC BARCELONA Barcelona will visit Elche on Sunday and we took a look at the stats to see what we can expect from both sides. Barça is currently sitting in fourth (third if they beat Elche), while their opponent is currently in a relegation battle, as they're 19th in the league. Looking at an xPTS standings, however FC Barcelona would be in third, with 36.10 points instead of 34. Elche would be in 19th, but they are actually overperforming in points, as they have an xPTS of 10.52, which is the worst in La Liga. Comparing their xGD (Goal difference), gives a better view on which of the teams actually convert their chances