Although in December it seemed like a broken team, with many talented youngsters but little consistency in the peak moments, Barcelona is now another. Champion of the Cup after defeating Athletic in the final, Koeman’s team has caught air and forms with the passage of the matches to depend on itself in LaLiga, since if it wins the eight games it has left it would be mathematically champion. More than anything because it is eight points behind Atlético, the leader, with two games less and with the direct duel between the two pending.
An option that is possible thanks to tonight’s rival, Getafe, since the previous day they tied at the Coliseum against Madrid. The Bordalás team, in any case, is not going through its best moment and is four points from the burning area, worried about what happens in the rear view mirror. The weekend, in addition, is measured with Huesca, a direct rival, and it is likely that the Madrid team coach decides to make rotations in the eleven. Although he certainly does not have the injured Cucho and Erick Cabaco, in addition to the sanctioned Nyom.
Nor does he have all his Koeman troops, a nightmare all season. On this occasion, the last minute drop -for discomfort in the pubis- is Dembélé. The French attacker, who has scored 10 goals in the course, joins Ansu Fati, Coutinho, Neto and Braithwaite in the infirmary, who suffered a sprained ankle during the week.