Santander League 2018-19TOA grown Seville visits a Bara in low hours and dependent on Messi
Dleaving aside Real Madrid and Attico, if there is a team that in recent times has become accustomed to crossing with Barcelona in the fight for the titles, it is Sevilla. Five of the last ten clashes between Catalans and Andalusians have been in the finals, which speaks of the competitive level that the Sevillians have been accustomed to for years, despite the fact that they end up kneeling before the almighty Barcelona.
Tonight's match is not a final, but it has its weight in the fight for the title, although it is still the ninth day of the League. Sevilla went to the parn with the leadership under his arm after another Blaugrana shot and aspires to leave the Camp Nou. The three points will leave him another week as the solo leader of the tournament.
The Catalans, mired in a crisis of league results unprecedented in the Valverde era, will try to break their losing streak and return to the top of LaLiga. They have everything in their favor: the stage, the public and a Leo Messi who tightens his teeth and goals against the Andalusians. Their greatest danger is themselves and that negative spiral in which they seem sunk.
After an atypical par, in which most of his internationals stayed at home, the Bara intends to reencounter with his football and get a regularity that allows him to continue his European journey with confidence. As Ernesto Valverde once recalled at a press conference,the azulgranas have only won Champions when they have also won LaLiga. Recovering the flair in the domestic competition is, therefore, a question of vital importance in Can Bara.
With so much international going to work during the match, the best news for the culs – and worrying for Sevilla – is that Leo Messi will be planted tonight at the Camp Nou rested and with more desire for football than ever. The big question is to know if Valverde resort to the Brazilians, who come to play two matches in Saudi Arabia, or if they throw rotations to keep them fresh facing the Clsico and the match against Inter Milan. Depending on the plans you have for Arthur and Coutinho, draw one team or another.
The Barcelona will face a Sevilla that arrives pletrica after leaving the parn in high, thanks to its four consecutive victories in the league and the disastrous march of the great, which have been deflated while they take speed of cruise. Pablo Machn has found a team that works – after a start where he received criticism for some unexpected results – based on footballers in the midfield and determinants above. Ultra-aggressive football.
His idea is not to betray what has led him to visit the Camp Nou with the possibility of giving a blow to the championship. That Banega, Mudo and Sarabia handle the pace that Sevilla needs as they know, even if it means taking a risk. The Bara dominate the ball, so the white artists should run more than advisable, but they have already shown what they are capable of. Even to defend itself.
The 3-5-2 is already non-negotiable. Sevilla will go to the Barça coliseum looking for two doors: the Grande or the nurse. LaLiga expects another classic, one prior to the Bara-Madrid to see if someone signs up for the title party.