Barcelona – Deportivo La Coruna
Barcelona will have to bounce back after losing to Celta in the last round of the Spanish La Liga and the home against Deportivo La Coruna is a great moment for this. The Catalan giants host the Galician team at the mythical Camp Nou and it’s time for some redemption.
Barca had the chance to lead the table, but losing to Celta in Vigo meant that Luis Enrique’s team remained at the 4th spot of La Liga. Enrique and his players know very well that all of Los Cules’ fans are going to expect some answer to the loss in Vigo, so things are not looking good for Deportivo before their visit to the Catalan capital.
The good news for Barcelona come from Lionel Messi, who is back in training after his last injury. This will allow Luis Enrique to use once again his deadly offensive trio MSN (Messi – Suarez – Neymar). Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti are also ready for action after their last injury problems, while Sergi Roberto is doubtful for the game.
Deportivo La Coruna is placed at the second half of the table. The Galician team won its last game against Sporting Gijon at home, which allowed them to get out from the relegation zone. We should note that this is the team with the weakest offensive power in La Liga at this moment, scoring just five goals in seven games played so far. Barcelona on the other hand scored 22 so far – more than any other team in the league.
It’s almost crazy to believe that Deportivo could take something from Barcelona at the Camp Nou at this moment. The Catalans will be really motivated to show something better after the loss at Vigo, while Deportivo could hardly offer anything at the table right now.