Guardiola wish to liquidate the knockout Cup against Osasuna and turn around in a process. There is a sign of arrogance but will lighten the January calendar as charged.
Camp Nou tonight will host the first game of a year 2012 promises to be exciting for Barca. The appointment is with the Cup, of which Barcelona is the King (25 titles), and the rival, Osasuna (22 h./Tele5, TV3 and Telemadrid) in the first leg of the round.
The intent of Pep Guardiola is to this night all the means at its disposal to make the tie resolved as possible. Not that they underestimate Mendilibar team or to be taken as a reference which ended 8-0 with the last league match against Navarre. Not that it is not the style of coach azulgrana and his players. From what point is to maximize the field factor and the many casualties that reached Barcelona the Navarre.
Guardiola has analyzed very well the calendar that comes over to your team in this January and sees the second leg, wedged between league matches against Espanyol and Betis, can be a stone in the shoe if it is left qualifying sentence, or almost.
Barca coach knows that in Pamplona not wait with garlands and confetti next week. Although time has passed since then, the fans do not forget that fateful pinko episode for Barca late arrival of the kingdom of Navarre in the last league match. Yes, there were air traffic controllers strike. Federation also true that confused the Barca hinting that the game could be postponed. But the final conclusion was that Guardiola and his men arrived late after waiting at the Camp Nou a final decision of the Federation and the LFP and within Osasuna that attitude was interpreted as a gesture of arrogance culé.
It will also play against Barca how cold it will next week in Navarre and, perhaps, the state of the pitch. Not forgetting that Osasuna , despite the 8-0 against Barca conceded, is making a creditable campaign in the league, which is fifth.
For all that, now bet on Barca coach a team without several holders, especially those who have lately been 'tocados', but will still be first rate. Guardiola has yet to finish clearing the big question: whether or not the holder makes to Messi after training has only carried out with the group, yesterday, after the holidays. This afternoon just decide with Tito Vilanova , who happily returns to the bench of Camp Nou, facing a clash butler in which you can cite to 18 players. Despite the cold and the time it is expected more than half inning in a Nou Camp that will change the pitch after the match and in today, definitely, you are forbidden to smoke.
Osasuna: 7 more casualties and Andrew Nino
José Luis Mendilibar has left home striker Nino and goalkeeper Andrés Fernández to give them rest. Ricardo and Roberto Torres take their places. Finally, Roversi has also been left off the list for a muscular and well joined to an infirmary that is filled to the brim with Echaide, Rubén, Marc Bertrán, Masoud, Raúl García and Kike Sola. The former Barcelona Damià it has traveled. (via MD)