An interesting stat from Barcelona’s latest departure Arturo Vidal came out. Excluding Lionel Messi with 95 goals and Luis Suárez with 51, Vidal is the Barcelona player who has been most involved in goals in La Liga, more than any other player in the club since the start of the 2018/19 season. Vidal was involved in 20 goals, scoring 11 goals and distributing 9 assists.
With Luis Suárez practically out of the Camp Nou and Arturo Vidal officially announced as a new Inter Milan player, Barca have just lost two of their most effective players when it comes to generating goals in the Spanish league.
It will be necessary to see who will be in charge of taking responsibility for those goals that may decide whether Barcelona becomes La Liga champions or not. It is the perfect time for Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho, and Ousmane Dembélé to step up.
At the moment, Barcelona officially says goodbye to those 20 goals from King Arturo for only 1 million euros in variables.
Watch: Osasuna vs Barcelona, Match Preview
Barcelona return to La Liga action to face Osasuna, in what is a crucial match in regard to the La Liga title race. Following Barcelona’s midweek heroics in the comeback against Sevilla, all focus will now be on securing a crucial victory in Pamplona, with the Madrid derby being played just a day after Barça’s clash. Check out our full match preview below:
Following such a high-paced fixture midweek against Sevilla, which required a huge amount of effort and determination, it will be interesting to see how Koeman sets his team up, in the full knowledge that victory is vital. Players such as Ilaix Moriba, Antoine Griezmann and Francisco Trincão will all certainly be knocking on the door for starting spots, but the Dutch coach must select the right balance with his line-up, in what is sure to be a tough test against Arrasate’s Osasuna.