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Barça, forced to achieve the first victory away against Villarreal

Xavi premieres his Barça away from home, at La Cerámica (9:00 p.m.), in front of a Villarreal pissed off by his defeat in the Champions League against Manchester United. Historical statistics say that the Barça team has not lost to the ‘yellow submarine’ since the 2007-2008 League (9 wins and 5 draws) but the current statistics highlight that only one foreign match of seven officials has been won, against Dinamo (0 -1), and in four of them it was left unmarked. In addition, the Barça He only adds four goals away from home in the League, three against Celta. This day should be the first away league win in order to cut points at the head in their persistent climb. Real Madrid and Seville will see them; Real Sociedad visit Espanyol and Atlético travel to Cádiz.


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FC Barcelona wants to start the three points in the Villarreal field. The Catalans hope to get their first victory away from home. These are some data of the confrontations between the two teams.


Villarreal Barça

Villarreal Barça

Like in the derby, Xavi faces another ending. One more of the many that remain. He has no margin for error to make up lost ground. It is six points from the Champions zone and 10 from the white leader. He has been two games and has not conceded but the goal has not arrived. Numerical emergencies and emergencies in eleven because it continues with six injured, the last one Sergi Roberto that has not been recovered. If you do not change the system and bet on 4-3-3, Dest would return to the right side in a defense with unknowns in the defensive axis. Yes Araujo will be ahead of Eric or give court to a southpaw like Lenglet. Sunrise it is untouchable. In the mean, Busquets it will not fail. 18 starts in 18 games (13 of 13 in the League and 5 of 5 in Europe), a full as Memphis. They will support you De Jong and Nico or Gavi. A doubt that extends to extremes. Yes Dembélé will be or will not start in his debut in the League, if Gavi it can end up on the right wing and if Abde is the one chosen for the left. What is generally coincidental is that Memphis This time he will act as a false center forward. The goal man.

Xavi wants more daring in front of goal

Barça, forced to achieve the first victory away against Villarreal
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The coach of FC Barcelona, ​​Xavi Hernández, at the press conference prior to the game against Villarreall


The Villarreal it is still far from the European places to which it aspires for potential and budget. He is looking for a mental blow to rearm him after the hit against United. Emery maintains the notable decline of Gerard Moreno and has the doubts of Coquelin and Aurier, who are still touched. Others like Danjuma, Yeremy or Chukwueze they are not one hundred percent physically, but they enter into the plans of a coach who has a hard time winning Barça.

“With the arrival of Xavi, expectations have increased”

Barça, forced to achieve the first victory away against Villarreal
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Press conference with the Villarreal coach prior to the game that his team will play against Barça


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