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Laliga : Barcelona Vs Athletic Club Match Preview, Line Up, Match Info

  Barcelona Vs Athletic Club
SCHEDULE
TIME
MATCH :
Barcelona
 V/s
Athletic Club
(Laliga)
DATE:
22-08-2021
TIME:
 1.30 AM IST (UTC +5:30)
STADIUM:
San Memes Barria

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BARCELONA [1]-[1] ATHLETIC CLUB
Man Of The Match - Frankie De Jong
  Lineup
Barcelona
Barcelona XI:
Neto; Dest, Pique, Eric Garcia, Alba; Busquets, Pedri, De Jong; Griezmann, Depay, Braithwaite.
 Lineup
Athletic Club
Athletic Club XI:
Aguirrezabala; Lekue, Vivian, Martinez, Balenziaga; Berenguer, Dani García, Vencedor, Muniain; Sancet, Inaki Williams.


Match Preview


The standout fixture this weekend in LaLiga Santander is a repeat of the 2021 Copa del Rey Final. Barcelona were ultimately dominant in Seville but they’ve had their fair share of scraps with Athletic in recent years that haven’t gone their way and this could be a fiercely competitive game in Bilbao. Sadly, social distancing measures in the Basque Country are among the toughest in Spain which means it won’t be anything like a full San Mames but with some backing at least, Athletic may try to find some kind of an edge. They certainly ought to give Barca a tougher game than what we saw in the Cup Final but the team that started the opening game at Elche doesn’t really have the feel of one that will be a serious match for the big boys across the course of this season. An uneventful clash ended 0-0 – not a disaster for Athletic but not one that eases the suspicion that they are going to struggle for goals this term. Followers of the Basque giants will be hoping that some of their younger players can enjoy something of a breakthrough season. 21 year old Oihan Sancet and 22 year old Dani Vivian both started the opening game while Nico Williams and Oier Zarraga featured off the bench and it’ll be interesting to watch how those players develop over the coming nine months. As for Barcelona, they moved on to some degree from the Messi exit debacle with a convincing 4-2 opening day win against Real Sociedad. A brace for Martin Braithwaite and an impressive debut from Memphis Depay helped the Catalans to victory over La Real. However it was Gerard Pique who got the scoring going, fitting given the centre-back accepted a pay cut in the run-up to the game in order to enable the registration of both Depay and Eric Garcia. Off the pitch, Barcelona’s problems have by no means gone away though. Messi’s departure, while a significant reduction on the club’s wage-bill, doesn’t solve all their financial woes by any means with the latest reports suggesting the financial situation is even worse than previously thought. There’s now a serious possibility that the currently injured Sergio Aguero may not even play for the club at all with a move to the MLS thought to be a priority and there still needs to be departures before the transfer window closes.



Sports Track Score Prediction




BARCELONA [ 2 ] - [ 0 ] ATHLETIC CLUB


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