After the disappointing defeat to Granada at the Camp Nou on Thursday, FC Barcelona travel to the Mestalla in order to keep their title hopes alive. Ronald Koeman spoke to the press prior to the match, where he talked about the upcoming match, his two match ban, the defeat against Granada and much more.
FC Barcelona with a resounding 4-0 victory over Villarreal in September 2020 (Image credits: David Ramos/ Getty Images) FC Barcelona play Villarreal away at the Estadio de la Cerámica on a Sunday afternoon today. An important fixture which can help Barça take a leap of three points ahead of the whites if they manage to secure wins in both their next two games. Having said that, the road to victory isn’t going to be that easy considering that Barça has to win all their upcoming 7 fixtures with Atlético Madrid & Villarreal clearly the important ones. Koeman has announced a 22 man squad with Dembélé back from his pelvis injury which had kept him absent in an astounding win against Getafe FC
Athletico Bilbao defeated Barca 1-0 in injury time in Copa Del Rey this season (Image credits: FC Barcelona) An important game for FC Barcelona, which can help them clinch their very first title of this season if they are capable enough to beat an adamant Athletic Bilbao at in the Copa Del Rey final tonight. Koeman has announced a 26 man squad for the fixture which also includes the likes of Ansu Fati & Netó who have travelled to Sevilla despite injuries. Piqué who was on his road to recovery lately has been given a green signal by the dutch manager himself & might as well start the game for Blaugrana tonight. The rest of the starting XI pretty much remains the
Last August, Leo Messi rocked the football world with his request to leave Barça, the club of his life, to seek pastures new. On the back of yet another European humiliation, this time an unprecedented 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter final, it was perhaps expected. Rumours had been brewing since July 2020 that Messi did not intend to renew his contract, and it only made sense that the disaster in Lisbon accelerated that desire to leave in 2021 to a desire to jump ship immediately.