In the penultimate round of the championship of Spain will clash in an unequal battle coming in second place and theoretically applying the “gold” team of Selena and virtually no pretending, currently eleventh in the standings, the team Arrasate. Guests departure to Segundo not in danger, to play in European cups they can just randomly pulled out a deck of cards jokers. So Osasuna in this match can afford to play the way she wants. And can not afford to rush it nowhere.
But the owners to hurry up there somewhere. There is no doubt that “Barcelona” will grasp even at a straw, hoping that Madrid will not win, “Villarreal”. Therefore, the Catalans upcoming fight we need to win at any cost. And they probably will do everything they can to win. Although I understand that now all in the hands of real Madrid.
After two consecutive draws with the same score 2:2 (against “Celta” and “athletic”), which, in General, resulted in the loss of team leadership, then in three consecutive games is still the reigning champion Spain won victories over Villarreal, Espanyol and Valladolid. A team of Selena finally to have found their game, but it’s too late.
The match at the camp Nou will be interesting whether finally the leader of the Catalans Messi scoring. The fact is that Leo in the last eight (!) rounds scored only twice from the penalty spot. But with the game – is not. Yes, he gives “left and right” assists, but the goals must not forget, if you want to again win the trophy Pichichi.
The last three of the match “Osasuna” can also take credit for two wins (over the “Eibar” and “ASPE”) and a draw with Getafe. In General, the team Arrasate this season can boast of stability: it almost always takes “their” glasses. Therefore, climbed up the table as high (as for the “team-lift”).
Both teams before the game are experiencing problems with the staff. Barcelona will not be able to play Griezmann, Umtiti and Dembele, the loss of the guests is also significant: U. Garcia, R. Garcia, ibáñez, Avila Cardona.
Despite the fact that “Osasuna” very often stands for “Barcelona” a kind of punching bag (for example, in April 2017, the Catalans defeated opponent 7:1) and fits the definition of an easy opponent first round match ended with a draw 2:2, and the Catalans conceded ten minutes before the end of the meeting. But if we consider the last face-to-face matches between these rivals, there is, of course, is more serious than the advantage of the Grand: in twenty fights, thirteen times won the Catalans, five matches ended in a draw, and only twice won “Osasuna”. The last time pamplontsy won at the camp Nou eleven years ago – in may of 2009.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Langlais, Alba, Pique, the Semed, Roberto, A. Vidal, Rakitic, Busquets, Messi, Suarez
Osasuna: Herrera, LATO, N. Vidal, Ariadne, Navas, García, N. Arnais, Velvet Etc., Of Morciola, Merida, Gallego.
July 16, Thursday
|“Barcelona” – “Osasuna”|
|Barcelona. “Camp Nou”. 22.00|
|TV broadcast on channel “Football 3”|
|Referee: Jose Martinez|
|Forecast Sport.ua — 2:1|