25 February 2012

Atlético - Barça: Partidazo at the Calderón

Conscience Barça prepares visiting a euphoric Calderón to continue clinging to the dream of la Liga.
Recovered its best against Valencia, and now plays to strike at the table away from the Camp Nou.


The staff of the Barça is aware that the league goes this weekend in Madrid. While waiting for a slip the Real in Vallecas, one of those fields in which gain and lose the big teams championships, eleven azulgrana has to win to start cutting the ten points separating him from the leadership. A impossible? No, at least for a winner like Guardiola, who thoroughly prepared his visit to the euphoric Calderon to continue clinging to the dream league.

Barca recovered its best last weekend against Valencia (5-1, with four goals from Messi infallible) and now plays to strike at the table away from the Camp Nou, where the culés have left out a stream of points that Madrid has taken advantage of Mourinho, whose hobby is already celebrating the title at Cibeles.

Morning visit to pay plays a traditionally complicated scenario for the azulgrana side, who has only won 5 of their last 20 visits to Calderón in la Liga. A feud in which, incidentallythe Barça can be played also the title of Copa addition, all Pep will face 'Simeone effect' that has permeated some euphoria and self-esteem on a roll mattress convincing results that are leading both in the domestic championship and in Europe.

The azulgrana know they are to a great match. In the penultimate training session before the clash against Atletico, Pep worked hard tactics with his players. The Santpedor not want to leave any loose ends. Yesterday's was a closed session for the media who are not club. Today is repeated, starting at 18.00, also on the premises of Sant Joan Despí.

The coach Culé, who has lived another week of rumors and comments about their future, will come with all his arsenal to Calderón, the scene of star dulel goalscorer Messi- Falcão. With Keita ready to play again after his participation in the African Nations Cup, Guardiola has only low to Villa, Afellay and Fontàs, while Xavi has recharged batteries, like Alves, who has had five days off to 'disconnect '.

The visit to the Manzanares, where Barça and Atlético have fought great battles, it may mean a turning point for azulgrana ahead as more favorable schedule in March in which the culés will host Sporting and Granada, and will visit Racing, Sevilla and Mallorca.

With the 1/8 finals of the Champions almost finalized items, the advantage Culé compared to Madrid is that whites have yet to close their tie against CSKA Moscow. In addition, there are low by injury Benzema and Di Maria. For Barça, now or ever. (via MD)