Three talking points ahead of Almeria vs Barcelona – La Liga

Just 72 hours after their 2-0 win over Real Sociedad at Estadi Olimpic de Lluis Companys, Barcelona return to action in La Liga for match day 36.

Taking the trip down to southeast Spain, Xavi’s men will take on Almeria at Estadio del Mediterraneo on Thursday night in what will be a game between one of the league’s best and lowest-placed sides.

Having just jumped back to second place at the weekend, tomorrow’s clash gives Barcelona a golden chance to establish a four-point lead over Girona with just two games to go. 

Given how vital a top-two finish is for the Catalans, a win tomorrow could go a long way.

The last time the two teams faced off, after all, Xavi’s men earned all three points only through a late Sergi Roberto goal to secure a 3-2 win. 

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

A fearless opposition

The 2023-24 season has been forgettable for Almeria. 35 games into La Liga, Pepe Mel’s side have won just two games and sit on 17 points.

Firmly nestled at the bottom of the league standings, they have guaranteed their relegation and will not play in the first-division next season.

Barcelona, thus, enter tomorrow’s clash at Estadio del Mediterraneo as favourites although the game will be trickier than it appears at first glance.

As the Almeria manager said ahead of tomorrow’s game, his men were in dire need of a motivating objective to push them past their difficult period, and the opportunity to compete against Barcelona and possibly create an upset excites them.

With nothing to lose and a set of players looking to boost their market value ahead of the imminent relegation, Almeria will be seriously motivated to turn their situation around tomorrow.

Going up against a fearless side with the favourites tag, it will not be easy for Xavi and Co. to secure the win. After all, one must remember that Almeria were minutes away from defeating Real Madrid earlier this season and were only undone by poor…


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Author : Adithya Eshwarla

Publish date : 2024-05-15 17:30:03

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