Thursday January 11, 2018 14:15
FC Barcelona vs Celta Vigo (PREVIEW) 11.01.2018
FC Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo / Copa del Rey – Before the first match in Vigo, Barcelona was a great favorite for the quarter-finals of the Kings’ Cup, and after 1-1 in that match, the Catalans are even closer to passing. What is interesting about this duel is the fact that Celta managed to remain undefeated at Nou Camp in all competitions and that championship duel ended with a score of 2-2, which in this case led to the quarter-finals. In the meantime, Barcelona recorded a new championship win, and played with the Catalans in their fight for the championship title.
Champions is still aiming for the title of the Spanish champions, while there are no problems in the Cup at the moment be surprising if they eventually end up winning all three trophies. It would be a miracle in La Liga to lose the first place because they have a greater advantage, and compared to their biggest rival.
Last weekend, the Catalans have mastered Levante with 3-0 and it was the fourth consecutive win in the championship and they were all achieved without any goals scored. In the first duel with Celta, Valverde coach has played with his biggest stars and they still dominated in the draw that opens the doors to the quarterfinals. Now, however, we expect a stronger composition on the field to prevent some surprise, while they are not counting on their biggest reinforcement.
Likely lineups FC Barcelona: Cillessen – Semedo, Spades, Vermaelen, Worthy – Busquets, Paulinho, Rakitić – Messi, L.Suarez, Dembele
In the first match, Celta made a great effort to gain any advantage, but despite the fact that their rival did not play in the strongest composition, it ended with 1-1. It’s a little consolation that they managed to play the game against the Spanish champions, and then they played a draw last weekend with the current Real Madrid champions. They had a lead that they were easily able to drop by.
Later they had a penalty that Iago Aspas did not use, but they still reached 2-2 at the end. It was the third match in a row in which they were not defeated, and coached Roncaglia was compared to the position, while Radoj and Hernandez were in the same position. the lead. They must be refreshed, although they will try to play with their strongest forces.
Probable lineups Celta Vigo: S.Alvarez – Hugo Mallo, Cabral, Fontas, Jonny Castro – Wass, Lobotka, Jozabed – Iago Aspas, Maxi Gomez, Sisto
Barcelona looks really powerful and can hardly prevent the Catalans’ placement in the quarter-finals, but they can certainly score their big rivals. Barcelona will play in their style anyway, to achieve as many goals as possible.
Prediction Today: both teams will score
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