Following a pleasing 4-0 win against Osasuna last sunday, Barcelona are set to face Ferencvaros on Hungarian ground. Barcelona almost certainly qualified, this game should be another game where younger talents could get their chances, while the likes of Messi or Pedri could be rests, depending on Koeman’s will. Barcelona had already scored five past the Hungarian newcomers a while ago, and there’s little hope for Ferencvaros as well.
Ferencvaros last 5 matches: LWWLW
Budapest Honved-Ferencvaros: 0-1
Ferencvaros-MTK Budapest: 2-0
League stats: 1st|26 pts|+17
Bossing their league, Ferencvaros are steaming through domestic competition. In Europe, however, it’s another story. They’ve lost twice in November to Juventus, and it looks unlikely that they’ll manage to get something particular from their first UCL participation, bar learning and experience. They were unfortunately unlucky to be in the wrong group.
Barcelona last 5 matches: WWLWW
Barcelona-Dynamo Kiev: 2-1
Barcelona-Real Betis: 5-2
Atlético Madrid-Barcelona: 1-0
Dynamo Kiev-Barcelona: 0-4
League stats: 7th|14 pts| +10
Barcelona, on their side, have been on a rough period. Recent matches seem to show an improvement in Barcelona’s play, despite injuries of Ansu Fati, Piqué, and most recently Lenglet. Barcelona is likely to play with a promising Mingueza, who performed in the last matches. Having won all their UCL clashes, Barcelona will look to rest itself and shift the focus towards La Liga, where they’ve been underwhelming and inconsistent so far.