Monday, February 26, 2024

Girona, a long Catalan derby

she Barcelona – Girona this Sunday is one of the Featured duels from matchday 16 in the league. A Catalan derby that this year turned out to be a great game between two teams fighting at the top of the standings.

Few will be lucky enough to start the season with this derby fight for the highest positions in the tablebut the big campaign that the Girona de Míchel placed him perfectly in all pools. And although it is too early to talk about them as candidates for the title, the days pass and the people from Girona continue, day by day, to prove the good feelings.

Girona wants to hit the table

Currently, the red and white team He lost only one match and they did it against Real Madrid, who are currently leading the classification. But the goal of Girona beat Barça in Motjuic and thus ahead of themselves, taking advantage of the whites’ draw in their visit to Betis (1-1).

The match will take place after Girona won its cup tie against Orihuela in another return (2-5) and after controversial statement by Aleix García.

“Obviously I want to play for Barça. This is the club I’ve followed since I was little and the one I’ve always wanted,” said the Catalan midfielder in an interview. Some statements that did not go well with his club and for which he received a slap on the wrist from his coach. “Aleix was wrong”, he commented in a press conference.

And the moment chosen by the player from Tarragona to show his predilection for Barça seems inappropriate, considering that Girona has a lot at stake in this match. And the game against the Blaugrana was presented as a litmus test.

Míchen could not be trusted Yangel Herrera will not be able to play due to injurynor others Pablo Torre for the fear clause. On the contrary, Eric Garcia can play now. The big question is whether Arnay entered the right lane or Yan Couto occupied his position, after his good performance in the last game in the league.

Barça, to win to rejoin the League

The Blaugrana, for their part, are facing the clash as a chance to rejoin the Liga. Four points behind its opponent, Xavi’s men want the win to show they are in the fight for the championship. Even more so after the win against Atlético last week.

In principle, the culé line does not differ from that game. Iñaki Peña will continue in goal after it was confirmed that Ter Stegen would undergo surgery for his back problems.

It’s also backwards Ronald Araujo to play a mask after a fracture of his jaw against Atlético. Above, Xavi will continue to bet on Lewandowski and Joao Félix, who wants to start regularly after scoring in his last two games.

The referee in charge of calling this match is Isidro Díaz de Mera Escuderos, while the referee Valentín Pizarro Gómez is on VAR.

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