Three talking points ahead of Barcelona vs Mallorca

When Barcelona took on Mallorca at Son Moix earlier this season, they were made to chase a deficit for the greater part of the game that eventually ended in a draw. The hosts led twice on the night, but goals from Raphinha and Fermin Lopez helped the Blaugranas equalise and share the spoils.

20 matchdays later, Barcelona again face the same opposition, this time at home. Coming off a tame draw and heading into the UCL after tomorrow’s clash, all eyes will be on building some momentum with a win against Javier Aguirre’s men.

Mallorca currently sit in 15th place on the league standings after 27 matchdays and have just five wins in La Liga all season. Considering that they beat the mighty Girona just last weekend, however, it is safe to say that they are enjoying a resurgence.

Barça Universal brings you three talking points ahead of Barcelona vs Mallorca.

World turned upside down

Barcelona’s clash against Athletic Club de Bilbao last weekend had repercussions that transcended beyond the 90 minutes of action that unfolded at San Mames. The fact that the team did not even gather all three points only rubbed salt into the deep scarifying wounds.

In a space of 25 minutes, Barcelona lost two of its most vital midfielders to injury. Both Pedri and Frenkie de Jong left the field prematurely on the night in what can only be described as a curse on the Blaugranas.

The Dutchman’s setback arrived after he landed awkwardly on his ankle after an aerial duel, sustaining trauma so severe that he could not walk off the field. Subsequent tests revealed that the player had suffered a lateral ligament sprain and is expected to be out for close to a month.

Pedri’s injury, meanwhile appeared to be more serious as he went down with a hamstring blow at the end of the first half. The youngster luckily did not suffer a relapse but is still expected to sit out over one month in recuperation.

Xavi is thus acutely handicapped for option in midfield heading into tomorrow’s clash…


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Author : Adithya Eshwarla

Publish date : 2024-03-07 15:40:02

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