Friday, August 16, 2011, 10:02 am (GMT + 7)
(Football Score, Athletic Bilbao – Barcelona, 14:00, 17 August, first round in La Liga) Barca will not have a Messi on the opening day of the season, but Antoine Grisemann is ready.
Barcelona will start the Champions League campaign in La Liga with a goal in San Mames of Athletic Bilbao. The Catalunya team was crowned last season quite early until Bilbao finished at No.8 and failed to win tickets to the European Cup.
Messi will be absent from San Mames due to a injury
Bilbao will have a second season of the 2013/14 season without striking at the continental level, although the result of last season's eighth is still a good signal, after falling behind and finishing 16th. season 2017/18. In the context of their traditional tradition of recruiting Basque players, this achievement is even more remarkable.
After a rather quiet summer with the most remarkable move to extend his contract with striker Inaki Williams, Bilbao focuses primarily on friendly matches to train players for fitness and test players. diagram. Coach Nut Garitano will still count on Williams and Iker Muniain to provide goals for the home team, and Mikel San Jose, Danny Garcia and Raoul Garcia will be key in the midfield.
Barça finished last season with 87 points and proved to be too strong compared to the others, though not to the extent of an almost unbeaten season like 2017/18. Anfield's crash in the Champions League semi-finals and Valencia's defeat in the King Cup final makes Barca even more aggressive in the transfer market, leading to blockbuster Antoine Griezman of Atletico.
With Lionel Messi unable to recover from the injury, all eyes will be on Grizman in the first official match for the new club, and Grisemann hopes he will join Luis Suarez and Usman Dembele in a merry match against Napoli 4.0. In addition to Frankie De Jong and Junior Firpo, they will also want to impress coach Ernesto Valverde.
Grizman and Suarez will start in Barca's attack
In addition, it could be the match that Valverde decided to return Sergio Roberto to midfield after Roberto kicked his right back for several seasons. Not to mention the young talent Carles Elena is trying to break into the first team and replace Ivan Rakitic, who may leave the club if Barca meets Neymar back.
Messi made a dead end last season when absent from Barca, but the launch of Griezman and a younger midfielder promises to deliver good results on release day. Bilbao are a fierce home team no less than Nam Din, who plays at Tien Truong Stadium, but Barca theoretically have a team on another level.
Athletic Bilbao: Herrerin; De Marcos, Alvarez, Martinez, Berchiche; San Jose, D. Garcia; Muniain, R. Garcia, Ibai; Williams.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Langlett, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Roberto; Dembele, La Suarez, Griezman.
forecast: Barcelona won by 3: 1.
– Athletic Bilbao: Gorky Guruzeta, Inigo Martinez, Inigo Cordoba and Ibai Gomez have a minor injury.
– Barcelona: Lionel Messi and Netto's injury, Jean-Claire Todibo hurts a little.
– Athletic Bilbao have not beaten Barcelona at San Mames in La Liga since December 2013.
– 2 La Liga games last season, the two teams drew, 1-1 at Nou Camp and 0-0 at San Mames.
– Bilbao are unbeaten in 14 straight games at home to La Liga.
Will Barça have the strength to win the C1 Cup or defend La Liga against Real and Atletico?