Barça face Alavés in Sergi Barjuan’s first game as interim coach
Barça receives Alavés in their fiefdom (Saturday 9 pm) after hitting bottom in Vallecas. The Barça team showed a lousy image in the last league match that led to the removal of Ronald Koeman. Now with Sergi Barjuan as an interim technician before the more than probable arrival of Xavi Hernandez, Barça wants to show that it is capable of reversing the situation it is going through. The defeats against Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano were hard to digest. Six points lost in two games that have caused the Barça team to descend to ninth position, obtaining only 15 points out of 30 possible, and standing at 4 points from European places. However, Barça has one game left to play against Sevilla, at Sanchez Pizjuán.
Alavés travel to Barcelona just one point from relegation. Although the set of Javier Calleja placeholder image has achieved only three victories so far this season, in the last two games it has achieved two victories, beating Cádiz and Alavés, so it arrives in its prime of form.
Xavi, when he fell
Xavi Hernández has all the ballots to become new Barça coach the following days. “I have been speaking with Xavi since the electoral campaign and contact has never been broken. They are private conversations between friends,” said Laporta at Sergi’s presentation ceremony. “It is in a very interesting process. I have very good references of very close people who know him more than I do. Months ago, when margin was given to Koeman, I had already been talking to Xavi. I know what he thinks of the team we have and what he wants to do. ”
The intention of the Terrassa is talk to the sheikh and play the next two games as a coach of Al Sadd, in order to say goodbye to his fans next Saturday.
Registration, cancellation and sanctions
Barjuan will not be able to count on Araujo, Ansu Fati, Braithwaite, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri ni Sergi Roberto. The great doubt for this Saturday’s meeting is the presence of Ousmane Dembélé, who could enter his first call after his long injury. Dest and Lenglet they point to headlines ahead of Mingueza and Eric Garcia. Except for surprise, the young Gavi and Nico will accompany Busquets in the center of the field.
At Alavés, Javier Calleja will not be able to count on Miguel de la Fuente nor with Fernando Pacheco, injured. sivera He will be the starting goalkeeper in charge of defending the goal at the Camp Nou.
When does FC Barcelona play – Valencia CF
The party corresponding to the matchday 12 of the League Championship will be held this Saturday, 30 October, at 21.00 hour Spanish peninsula.
Where to watch the game on TV
The match will be played at the Camp Nou and will be broadcast Movistar +. The web of THE NEWSPAPER it will follow up to the minute from one hour before the initial whistle.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.