He RC Celta de Vigo receives this Saturday the FC Barcelona at the Abanca Balaídos Stadium (5:00 p.m.) on day 32 of The league Santander, a ‘trap’ where Barça have not won for five years and with some Celtic Streak They have just renewed Óscar García, a technician trained at the Masia blaugrana.
Was the April 5, 2015 the last time Barça could beat Celta in Balaídos. Since that League match of the 2014/15 season, the duels between the two in Vigo have resulted in three Celta victories and one draw, with 12 Celti goals and 6 Blaugrana goals.
Bad scenario for a Barca that, while still undefeated after the break due to confinement, is not giving guarantees of good game. In addition, Celta is in shape, fighting successfully to continue moving away from the descent.
In the last two days, the team of the recently renovated Óscar García Junyent – with his brother, also a former Blaugrana, Roger García as assistant – has blushed the Deportivo Alavés (6-0) and passed the Real society (0-1) at the Reale Arena. Two great results that have given them air in LaLiga.
Meanwhile, Barça continues to add, yes, but not as much as a Real Madrid who has won everything, until the provisional leadership that has snatched the blaugranas. Tied on points, the ‘average’ and the lead is white. Those of Quique Setién are, like this, forced to win. He Real Madrid He beat Mallorca (2-0) last day, the first in which he defended his new leadership. Barça play again first and, to put pressure on the whites, they will have to cancel that trap, that curse, which they have had in Vigo lately.
The Blaugrana coach will have casualties of importance in the midfield. Without Sergio Busquets, sanctioned, and the injured Frenkie de Jong and Sergi Roberto – who is usually a winger but is a midfielder by birth – it could be the ideal match to place the squad player Riqui Puig as the starter. The culé people love him, ask him, and Setién must show if he picks up the glove or not.
For Óscar García, the challenge is to transfer the illusion of his renewal to his players and look for that third consecutive victory that, practically, would make them leave behind the fight for permanence. They have that mental point in their favor, and some Rafinha, Denis Suárez and Nolito, who return to Balaídos, who will want to do well in the face of their past, seeking to improve their present and their future.
– POSSIBLE ALIGNMENTS.
RC CELTA DE VIGO: Rubén Blanco; Olaza, Aidoo, Murillo, Kevin Vázquez; Denis, Fran Beltrán, Bradaric, Rafinha; Aspas and Santi Mina.
FC BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Riqui Puig, Arturo Vidal; Messi, Suárez and Ansu Fati.
–REFEREE: Cuadra Fernández (C. Balear).
–STADIUM: Abanca Balaídos.
–HOUR: 17.00 / Movistar LaLiga.