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Barcelona vs Villarreal: Match Preview

09.05.2018, Finished at Camp Nou

20:04, 08 May 2018

The FC Barcelona will aim to achieve a new victory in Liga 2016-17 Santander against Villarreal , and to fulfill its mission need their best players. It is expected that Barça will go out with the "eleven gala", including Iniesta.

The FC Barcelona of Luis Enrique faced the important game against Villarreal with morale after beating Real Madrid in the Classic and beating Osasuna (7-1) and Espanyol (0-3) in the last duels. After being absent from the Catalan "derby" in Cornellá, Andrés Iniesta is expected to be part of the starting line-up for the thirty-sixth day of the Santander League against Villarreal.

It will touch to secure the three points before an opponent that still aspires mathematically to the Champions League, as long as Sevilla continues to leave points in the remaining three days. Those of Fran Escribá arrive after having won their last three league matches, including one against Atlético at the Calderón. Luis Enrique, knowing clearly bet on his eleventh gala, with Rakitic and Busquets as fixed in midfield. Up will recover Neymar Jr on the far left, as a companion of Luis Suárez and Leo Messi . 

Ter Stegen will return to be a starter in a new final . He must be attentive and with all five senses in place, although Villarreal is expected to create problems for FC Barcelona's defensive line by having several dangerous and fast players from midfield up, such as Soldado and Cedric Bakambu, without forget Samu Castillejo.

The defensive flank of FC Barcelona will be the same as that of the Clásico, and also against RCD Espanyol in Cornellá. Unlike that against Atletico Osasuna, Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto will return to the sides of the team , relegating Digne and Mascherano to the bench. Samuel Umtiti will also return to the title to the detriment of Mascherano, while Mathieu remains injured and is not expected either.

Andrés Iniesta can return to the starting position , which means that André Gomes has many ballots to stay on the bench. Along with Iniesta will be the tireless Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets as companions in the midfield . It is expected fluidity and rapidity of movements to get balls as soon as possible to Leo Messi, Neymar Jr and Luis Suarez on the flank of attack.

In attack, the "MSN" will try again to unbalance the balance at the Camp Nou. Neymar Jr, Leo Messi and Luis Suarez will once again be untouchable, after the Uruguayan signed a great performance against Espanyol with a "double". Messi will also seek to carve at a high level and continue to expand his scoring records to ensure the Golden Boot, while the imbalance of "Ney" will be fundamental to which he is one of his favorite victims since he came to Barça .

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