With the pressure on, Barcelona travels to Valencia this evening. The two will meet at Mestalla in a game that will be crucial to La Liga’s title race, as both Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid won their matches this weekend, and the other title contender, Sevilla, will play tomorrow. Barcelona is a point ahead of Sevilla, three points behind Real Madrid, and five points behind Atletico Madrid.
The game is especially important for the Blaugrana after their most recent result, a shock home loss to Granada. Following this, they have a huge match against Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou, a game they’ll want to win if the title is on the line. To make sure that happens, they’ll need to win tonight against Valencia, who are currently in 15th place.
Ronald Koeman started Marc-Andre ter Stegen in goal, with Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique, and Clement Lenglet in the back three. Sergio Busquets will play in midfield, flanked by Pedri and Frenkie de Jong. Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann will lead the line, with Sergino Dest and Jordi Alba serving as flying wing-backs.
Source: Football Espana