Barça vs Osasuna : Last fixtures of the season before the UCL

Barça will face Osasuna tomorrow. 5 days after the disappointing 1-0 win against Valladolid, the Blaugranas will have to take on the ‘Los Rojillos’. There’s little motivation after Madrid win against Granada. Should Madrid win the next match, ‘Los Blancos’ will be champions. There’s only one trophy left to win for the Blaugranas and it isn’t an easy one: The Champions League. With Barcelona’s B playoff’s starting on June 19th, it would be surprising to see B teamers with the first team. Luckily, Frenkie should finally come back.

Current form

Last 5 Osasuna matches: WWDLW

Osasuna-Léganes: 2-1

Eibar-Osasuna: 0-2

Osasuna-Getafe: 0-0

R.Betis-Osasuna: 3-0

Osasuna-C.Vigo: 2-1

League stats: 11th|48 pts|-9

Since their promotion this season, Osasuna has settled well in Spain’s first division. Relying on the collective instead of a few individuals, Osasuna cannot be underestimated.  A quick reminder they grabbed a 2-2 draw at their home against us earlier this season. Whilst we will play at the Camp Nou, we’ve received multiple warnings to not take them lightly. Moreover, the main task will be to avoid entering their physical game. Their defense is far from the best, conceding 1.16 goals in average whilst only scoring 1.4/game. Their block isn’t the most solid as individual errors plague them, consequence of a lack of concentration. Tactical mobile profiles like Frenkie’s, Puig’s or Ansu’s should do the job against their defense.

Last 5 Barcelona matches: DDWWW

Celta Vigo-Barcelona: 2-2

Barcelona-Atlético Madrid: 2-2

Villarreal-Barcelona: 1-4

Barcelona-Espanyol: 1-0

R.Valladolid-Barcelona: 0-1

League stats: 2nd|79 pts|+44

Heading into what seems to be a trophyless season, Barcelona just can’t get up. Out of the last five games, only the clash against Villarreal has shown good signs. The draws against Celta & Atleti were decisive, the two times when Barcelona slipped. There’s also little hope to see good football as well. Whilst Barcelona has disappointed since the re-start, Madrid has been stronger than ever. Whilst many controversial VAR calls surrounded Madrid, they’ve been more consistent, winning all games since the re-start. Only two final convicing performances could light a bit of hope for the UCL in the fan’s hearts.

Squad List

Back! Frenkie is back! After one month of absence, the Dutch midfielder is back. Finally. He’ll have the opportunity to play two games before the UCL clash – Tomorrow & vs Alavés on Sunday. Besides him, Ansu comes back from suspension following his red card.

These two could be key. We’ve lacked in the wide areas but also in the midfield where Frenkie’s absence was noticeable-The last time we’ve seen him was on June 13th against Mallorca. Two important additions to our squad to add much needed depth.

However, I still don’t understand the purpose of calling up Tenas. To me, this doesn’t have any sense. I know there’s training for the B’s, but I still don’t find it sensible to do so. Nonetheless, there’s is much to complain. Expected. ¡Vamos!

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