There are eight games unbeaten, the Barcelona want to keep the pack on Spanish Championship. This Saturday, at 12:15 pm (Brasília time), the Catalans defend the leadership against Girona, at the Montilivi Stadium, for the 19th round of the competition.
The visitors arrive for the match motivated by the Spanish Super Cup title, over the Real Madrid, and the classification in the Copa del Rey, against Real Sociedad. However, coach Xavi Hernández was cautious. The commander stressed that he will spare players and needs the victory to avoid further pressure on the cast.
“If we don’t win in Girona, another catastrophe will happen. But I know that I will spare some players because of the sequence of games”, he said.
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Barça manager Xavi Hernández speaks to the media ahead of Saturday’s #GironaBarça in @LaLiga
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Girona saw their positive streak end in the last round. Even so, the hosts want to surprise the leader to get closer to the top of the table.
On Sunday, Real Madrid hosts Real Sociedad. The meringues arrive packed after the King’s Cup victory over Atletico Madrid.
Check out the games of the round:
Almeria 3 x 1 Espanyol
Cadiz x Majorca
Girona x Barcelona
Seville x Elche
Getafe x Betis
Valladolid x Valencia
Osasuna vs Atletico Madrid
Celta x Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid x Real Sociedad
Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano
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