20 March 2012

Barça-Granada: Today, 5 points

Barça look for a win to put pressure on Madrid in a league resurrected.
Messi, a goal record of César, and first day home after the return of Abidal.


Barça have now (21:00 h) the opportunity to get five points behind Real Madrid and make out the white set against Villarreal tomorrow with all the pressure of the world. The Camp Nou has to play a role in a league that seems to have risen after the draw of Malaga at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Granada is the first opponent who visits the Camp Nou since the advantage of Mourinho has dropped from double digits after five days to ten points and Barça can not fail. The meeting tonight offers enough incentive to leave the fans not only to the team.

Guardiola now has all staff, with the exception of Villa, Abidal, Fontàs and Afellay, and also in the case of Dutch is imminent that you are discharged. Weeks without a party on a Tuesday or Wednesday have helped the team to charge batteries after the great palizón January and February and Barça is now in the best possible condition. The Barcelona coach also can afford the luxury of re-distribute minutes in the game today, after last Saturday's effort.

For example, they may return to the starting captain, Carles Puyol, or Thiago and Alexis, both injured since the last time FIFA until Saturday's game in the Pizjuán, although the Chilean left in the second half. The most valuable for the coach is that you can make a once competitive.

Despite what he says Guardiola in press conferences, it comes as many points as possible to the end and put pressure on Madrid, which came with ten points when there were still 16 games left and that you can make it very long. In La Liga 93-94, Barça won 13 games and drawn two since losing 6-3 in Zaragoza in Week 23. The 'Pep Team' can overcome it: from the 3-2 to the end of Pamplona have gone 16 games and the goal is to win them all. For now, go 5.

Messi also started another countdown, the record producer of César Rodríguez. It is just a goal, announced last night the club after a recount that is on 232 points, instead of the 235, and now published in detail La Vanguardia. It is likely to equal or exceed this evening against a team where he played Caesar himself and was in the Camp Nou on the debut of Cruyff. It is also the day the Camp Nou will honor Basra and the opener at home since it became known relapse of Abidal. For all a big match. (via MD)