Barcelona emphatically defeat Alavés at the Camp Nou by five goals to one, with Trincão, Messi and Junior all on the scoresheet. This was a good confidence builder for Barça, heading into the game against PSG on Tuesday, as Ronald Koeman was able to rotate his side, whilst picking up 3 more points. Check out my full match review below:
Koeman also handed out a first league start to youngster Ilaix Moriba, who despite his error leading up to Rioja’s goal for Alavés, did impress on the night. But standout performers were certainly Lionel Messi and Francisco Trincão. The former showcasing his eternal genius once more, with the latter slowly building confidence and turning into an effective goal scoring winger for Barcelona.
Watch: Barcelona vs Huesca, Match Preview
Barcelona return to La Liga action and take on Huesca on Monday night at the Camp Nou in a crucial match in the La Liga title race. With Atlético Madrid dropping points to Getafe on Saturday, Koeman’s side have the chance to reduce the gap at the top to just four points with victory against Huesca.
Barcelona will know the importance of such a clash in the title race, and must ensure that all three points are won in what could turn out to be a tricky test at the Camp Nou. Pacheta’s Huesca have been improving of late and are a fun side to watch. So Ronald Koeman must ensure he selects a strong Barcelona side in order to wrap up an imperative victory.
Players such as Junior Firpo, Ilaix Moriba and Francisco Trincão will all be looking for starting spots tomorrow. But it will be Ronald Koeman who decides what side to select as Barcelona must look to keep relentlessly winning matches in La Liga.