Xavi’s men face Vigo for their League and Champions interests at the start of an important week
Win and gain momentum. That is the goal that Barcelona has against Celta this Sunday in the Camp Nou. The team led by Xavi Hernández faces Vigo in a crucial match between the two signings against Inter Milan in the Champions League and just a week before a visit to the Santiago Bernabeu to play the classic. If the Catalans beat the Galician team, they will be full of morale for those two matches and will face their eternal rival as leaders of the league.
“We have to recreate ourselves, we have to react. We are not thinking about El Clásico or Inter, we are focused on Celta, on working tactically. We want to remain leaders until the end of the season, that is the goal,” said Xavi on Saturday. at the press conference prior to his team’s match against Celta. The Tarrasa coach knows the importance of delaying the Champions League puncture against Inter and taking three points that will enable him to stay at the top of the table for what is to come, which is no small matter is.
And it’s that what Barcelona has ahead of it is a key week. Xavi’s men take on Celta and just three days later, on Wednesday, they face Inter Milan at the Camp Nou in a match that could be definitive for the future culé in the top continental competition. That meeting is currently on the agenda in a team that arrives at the meeting with Vigo with Ronald Araujo, Héctor Bellerín, Jules Koundé, Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessié and Memphis Depay due to injury.
Due to all these absences and the agglomeration of matches that can be seen in the month of October, Xavi will put an elf on the field with various novelties. Tarrasa’s coach could leave regular players like Sergio Busquets, Ousmane Dembele and Raphinha to rest for Frenkie de Jong, who returns to the squad after overcoming his physical problems, and Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati, who may have another chance to his coach and earn a spot in the Barça squad.
If Barcelona are to retain the lead, they will have to beat a side that has been terrifying them from time to time in recent times. Celta last won at Camp Nou just 17 months ago when, already with Chacho Coudet as coach, they won 1-2 with a brace from Santi Mina in a match, albeit in which the azulgranas already arrived with the lost league That day, the people of Vigo as visitors achieved a triumph that they have achieved before as locals. In the last eight Barça visits to Balaídos, the culé team has won just once, another sign that Celta is an uneasy rival for the azulgranas.
Celta comes to the match after taking an important win against one of the competition’s roosters. Olívico’s team defeated Betis 1-0 last weekend in a match that allowed them to get out of the delicate positions of the standings and will land at Camp Nou with morale through the roof, with all available players and with Iago Aspas as the flag of the team. The Galician striker already has five goals in the league and will be the major threat to Xavi’s men in a match that should serve to turn the page after the Milan puncture and win a point for the essential obligations before us.
Source: La Verdad
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