19 February 2012

Keita points to the regular against Valencia

Malian midfielder could be one of the biggest bets of Pep Guardiola in the starting lineup that has tonight against Valencia at the Camp Nou.

The staff of the first team was brought in on Sunday morning at the Camp Nou, the scene of the encounter that will be measured against Valencia tonight Unai Emery.

The training highlighted the performance of Xavi, who was brought to normal, and the presence of Bartra, Montoya, Tello and Muniesa, the subsidiary, which could be included in the call to facilitate the coaching staff.

One that will be on that call and aspires to the ownership after weeks away, it's Seydou Keita. Malian midfielder would take minutes as Barca after his trip to the African Nations Cup.

Keita would be big news and big boost in midfield against Valencia, while the defense is expected to return to Gerard Piqué title tonight, after being out of the squad in the final match of Champions in Leverkusen. Piqué would be a novelty, together with the presence of Adrian. The Brazilian would supply low due to suspension of compatriot Dani Alves and occupy the left lane of the defense, while Puyol back to basics, getting back to the right full-back.

Messi in attack and Alexis seem fixed, while Iniesta is the one with more numbers to complete a trident luxury with which to try a successful assault on the goal defended by Diego Alves.

And if Fuentealbilla and is fully integrated into the dynamics of the group and could confirm his starting role, Xavi could follow in his footsteps gradually to enter the call and have a few minutes. Great news, no doubt for Barça at the gates of the decisive stretch of the season. (via SPORT)