Hemorrhage of attacking football in San Mamés. The Barcelona arrives at 'The Cathedral' in the sweetest moment of the lions of Marcelo Bielsa. Athletic has six games without defeat and give local ten times as proof of their offensive potential. But in front, Valdes claims that his goal remains unspoiled for the seventh consecutive appointment.
Messi faces a dual challenge under the presumed flood more than Bilbao. The Argentine star has never scored a goal in 'The Cathedral' and to make matters worse, this year has not scored in the league outside the Camp Nou. Guardiola directs his party 125 in first half of compromises that would have to his credit Andres Iniesta, should play a few minutes.
The Athletic, Fernando Llorente is a goal to match the 68 goals of the legendary Venancio, a figure that would allow him to be among the top 20 scorers in the history of the club. It is another of the attractions of a party which measure ball team that loses, the Biscayan box, and that holds fewer losses, the club.
Low on both computers
safe Ekiz is low in the Athletic Club, as Gurpegui, injured for the entire campaign. Javi Martinez, certainly throughout the week with enough ballots to play center. The other place in the center of the dispute behind it Amorebieta and San Jose, enjoying more options first. The rest of the team is completed by the same players who have been protagonists of recent results. The relationship is identical to the called party's Europa League against Salzburg.
Barcelona will be without Ibrahim Afellay and Pedro Rodriguez, still recovering from his physical problems. Cuenca Isaac reenters the list of Guardiola. The team travels on the same Sunday Barca with 20 men Catalan coach has at his disposal.
Test for Barca in 'The Cathedral' in their struggle to wrest the lead at Real Madrid. The Bielsa want to add a big win streak to endorse the team and to give a morale bonus to his men. The commitment of the two coaches is a priori of the most attractive of the continent. If time permits, the total football return to San Mamés.