Rayo Vallecano – Barcelona: Threat of a storm in Vallecas

Al Barcelona you have to visit the field of Vallecano Ray days after falling into the Classic by 1-2 in front of Real Madrid. The men of Ronald Koeman They want to recover from that hard setback that always means losing against their eternal rival and now they want to make the team they direct Andoni Iraola pay for the broken dishes and thus return to the path of victory in the Santander League.

The Barça squad and himself Ronald Koeman they need to win yes or yes to regain that positive dynamic that they had reached after the international break and that was stopped short in the Classic. It is true that this good streak was only two games -Valencia and Dinamo Kiev-, but seeing as it was the first time that the Barça achieved it this season is reason to believe in a slight change in the team.

The culé club starts this day 11 of the Santander League from ninth place, three points behind European positions, although it is true that they still have a pending match against him Sevilla at Sánchez Pizjuán. This position is a clear reflection of what the Barcelona right now that sporting crisis that they are suffering and that, looking at it from an objective perspective, it seems that it will be the routine during this course.

Ronald Koeman, which comes after the incidents suffered in the Classic, still unable to count on the injured Ronald Araújo, Pedri and Martin Braithwaite and Frenkie de Jong, which caused loss after the crash before the Real Madrid. Ousmane Dembélé, who has already exercised with the group, has not entered the call and his future remains in the air, since it will depend on whether or not he renews that he dresses again or stays in the stands, as happened to Ilaix Moriba.

These casualties and the inconvenience he suffered Ansu Fati at Classic will condition the eleventh of Ronald Koeman on Vallecas. Ter Stegen It is a fixture in the goal and there it will be. Sergiño Dest, Piqué, Eric García and Jordi Alba they would form the line of four defenses. Sergio Busquets, Pablo Martín Gavi and Sergi Roberto aim to form the medullary and the most advanced line would be composed of Memphis Depay, Coutinho -that would reach his 100th match as culé- and the Kun Agüero with his first title as a Barça player.

Vallecas, a fort

For his part, Vallecano Ray from Andoni Iraola is, next to Sevilla, the only team in the Santander League that counts their home games by wins. Madrid have scored 12 points in their fiefdom thanks to the 4-0 triumphs against Granada, 3-0 against Getafe, 3-1 against Cádiz and 2-1 against Elche. These are some statistics that they will seek to expand taking advantage of the current situation of the Barcelona.

Against the Vallecano Ray plays a troubling fact for them. The Barcelona has 14 consecutive victories against them. It is a simple statistic, but it can always play a key role in the minds of the players. Andoni Iraola will get an eleven that could be formed by: Dimitrievski; Balliu, Saveljich, Catena, Fran García; Comesaña, Valentín, Isi, Trejo, Álvaro; Falcao.

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