Barça and Valencia will play at the Camp Nou (Sunday, 21.00) a vital meeting to reengage to the top of the classification. The culés, with two parties less, they need to win this weekend if they do not want to lower themselves in the table to aspire to the league title. The defeat against Atlético fell like a jug of cold water to the players of Koeman, who accumulated six games without losing (three wins and three draws). Valencia, with the same pointsHe will not make things easy for him and will try to take advantage of the difficult stage that Barça is going through. The meeting between Barcelona and Valencia will be the first without capacity restrictions. Although a full house is not expected, a significant increase in spectators is expected compared to previous meetings, since the need to request tickets for subscribing members is eliminated.
Valencia, in low hours
The economic situation of many clubs has drastically worsened after the devastating effects of covid-19, and Valencia has been no exception. Today the Valencian club has announced the dismissal of Jesus Paniagua, liaison at the administrative level with RFEF, UEFA and FIFA, and Roberta Lazzari, secretary of the Presidency, both with more than 40 years of experience in the club. The club has alleged that his dismissal is due to a “lack of trust”. With these two, there are already 48 layoffs since the company Meriton Holdings Limited took over the majority shareholding. In football, Jose Bordalás It seemed to restore the illusion to the Valencian fans after achieving three victories and a draw in the first four days. However, the whole ché seems to be stagnant and has already accumulated more than a month without winning. We must go back to September 12 to remember their last victory, when they won Osasuna 4-1.
The recoveries of Agüero and Dembélé
Barça is in the phase of recovering some of its injuries, such as Agüero, as he demonstrated in a training match against Cornellà this past Wednesday. The match ended with a tie at two and the Kun Aguero, who already seems to be in the final phase of rehabilitation, scored a goal, which suggests the possibility that he will make his debut with the Barça jacket on Sunday.
First goal of @aguerosergiokun 🥰 pic.twitter.com/06t5ZaefPx
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) October 13, 2021
Far from recovering lies Ousmane Dembélé, who despite being summoned did not play any minute in the friendly. The Frenchman will continue with his recovery process and his participation in the league match is completely ruled out.
Registration, cancellation and sanctions
Bordalás recovers cash to travel to Barcelona. José Luis Gayà, Carlos Soler, Denis Cheryshev They train normally and everything seems to indicate that they will play from the beginning. Maxi Gómez, after a penalty game, could also return to eleven. The only doubt now is Thierry, who did not exercise with his teammates last Wednesday, although it is not ruled out. The blaugrana arrive with the casualties of Pedri and Araujo, both recovering to reach the classic. Coutinho and Sergi Roberto are doubts. Braithwaite, Alex Balde and Ousmane Dembélé they are safe casualties.
When does FC Barcelona play – Valencia CF
The party corresponding to the matchday 9 of the League Championship will be played this Sunday, October 17, 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 by 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.