FC Barcelona are playing their first deconfinement match on Saturday 13 June against Mallorca. As in every season for 15 years now, all hopes rest on one player, or almost: Lionel Messi.
Football every day for a month is the promise of the La Liga boss, after three months of forced arrest because of the coronavirus. The Spanish football championship resumed on Thursday 11 June with the Seville derby, the first match of the 28th day, between Betis and Sevilla FC. It’s Barcelona’s turn to enter the track on Saturday evening, at the relegation Mallorca. Barça are leaders of La Liga, two points ahead of their long-standing enemy, Real Madrid. Griezmann’s teammates start the final sprint and the Blaugrana supporters are confident.
The equation is simple for the Barcelonians, if they want the title, we must not commit an odd explains Enrique, supporter of FC Barcelona, met at Camp Nou, the legendary stadium of the club: “Barça can afford to keep its two points of difference”.
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But will the Blaugrana go the distance? Eleven games in just over a month … Alex recognizes that Real have some advantages: “Madrid have a bigger bench and younger players while Barça are a brighter team, finds the supporter. There it is, the main obstacle we have to face. “
As in every season for 15 years now, all hopes rest on one player. “He’s Messi the best! He’s already a legend, isn’t he?”, launches a Blaugrana. “Messi is undoubtedly the essential player on the team. If Messi plays well, Barça win“adds another FC Barcelona fan. Lionel Messi, at an uncertain time for the recovery, will be well on the field against Mallorca and his coach is 100% assured Quique Setien. “He is in good shape. He had some muscle problems like other players with the resumption of training. Nothing abnormal, reassures the Barcelona coach. The two-month break has done some good, it’s rare in a player’s career to have such a long break.
My players have been different since the recovery, they are less stressed than during confinement, there is a real desire to play.at franceinfo
The Argentinian footballer, top scorer and passer of the season for now, will have to go the length with his teammates with the program for this final sprint, a match every three days for a month.