Santander League 2018-19Messi, ready to fight in copper against the most daring visitor
LThe sins of youth of Ousmane Dembélé obscured two highly relevant doctors for Ernesto Valverde. Samuel Umtiti returned to an official call for Barcelona after a month and a half without playing because of some discomfort in the knee. YLeo Messiconfirmed his total recovery for the match against Betis after not being fully prepared to return to the fields in Milan against Inter. The 10He no longer fears bad gestures in his right arm.
Three weeks and a day after injuring himself against Sevilla (and missing the Clásico, among other clashes), Leohe is running to start against the other team from LaLiga."He has already lost the fear of falling and leaning, of struggling with the rivals … I see him well, sure," said Valverde on the recovery of his best player. Without a doubt, after five matches of absence,Messi's contribution will be very welcome in one of the most colorful matches that can be played today in Europe,taking into account the game proposal of the contenders. One thing is clear: the ball will run with speed and criteria this afternoon at the Camp Nou.
"With Cruyff's club, I started to see football in a different way, that's what I liked, once I told him I would have given the little finger for playing on his team." In this sentence,Betis coach Quique Setién demonstrates his admiration for the style of play on which Barcelona has based its recent successes.That is the recipe that, saving the budgetary distances, the Cantabrian tries to apply in their teams.
Setién has transformed Betis in just one year and a half.And although this season the results are not being as good as you would like, with just one point from the last 12, it will not change the way you do things. Neitherin the Camp Nou, where he arrives without fear and convinced that his team will face.
"We are going to try to make our football and, as far as we can, take the ball away from Barcelona, and when we can not, we will try to defend well," the coach said yesterday.he prepares some tweaks in his eleven, recovering Guardado and with Loren's doubt in attack, but he will not lose his essence.His goal is none other than to join for the first time against the FC Barcelona, against which he has lost in his five previous clashes as a coach.
While,Barça wants to give continuity to the good sensations transmitted in the Championsto corroborate that the bad performance of the last day in Vallecas was an accident and deny that the players azulgranas tend to relax when the stage is not demanding on paper.A new triumph today would raise the count to four consecutive in LaLiga,which would guarantee a placid break for Ernesto Valverde, which could include some rotation in the eleven andmeditates to reward Malcom with its first ownershipafter the goal he scored in the Meazza. The losses of Coutinho and Dembélé can benefit the Brazilian.