It’s one of the best teams in La Liga versus one of the worst. Lionel Messi and Barcelona hope to cut down Real Madrid’s lead with a victory over last-place Osasuna on Dec. 10. Will they do it or will this be a major upset? Don’t miss out – click to watch.
Fresh off of their dominating victory in the Champions League, Barcelona looks to replicate the success as they chase down Real Madrid. Los Blancos are six points ahead of the Blaugrana, and they won’t get any closer to first place if they suffer another draw (or worse, a loss!) Expect Barca to bring it when they meet Osasuna at Estadio El Sadar. The action starts at 7:00 AM ET so start the day with some lovely sport.
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Realistically, Barcelona shouldn’t have any trouble in demolishing Osasuna, since the defending La Liga champs have four-times as many points. In fact, Club Atletico Osasuna (aka Los Rojillos) are in last place in La Liga. They’ve lost six of their last matches, including a 1-0 loss to Granada in the Copa Del Rey.
Their last victory was a 3-2 match against Eibar on Oct. 17, though they did manage to hold Athletic Bilbao to a 1-1 draw on Oct. 30. If they manage to hold Barcelona to a draw, that would be just as good as a win.
These ties have become the bane of Barca’s existence. Their 1-1 draw with Real in El Clasico on Dec. 3 was their third straight dawn match, which saw them struggle to score on Hercules in the Copa del Rey. The team is clearly not playing like a squad with Lionel Messi, 29, Luis Suarez, 29, and Neymar, 24, on the roster. Maybe the return of captain Andres Inesta, 32, who returned for the 4-0 smackdown of Monchengladbach on Dec. 6 helped?
“Statistics in football sometimes make very little sense,” Barcelona manager Luis Enrique, 46, said after the Champions League victory, per ESPN. “Iniesta is a player capable of beating a man with the ball, finding passes between the lines.” While Luis seemed to downplay the importance of Andres’s influence on the team, but if they leave Estadio El Sadar in Pamplona, Spain with three points, even Luis will be a believer.
Who do you think is going to win this match, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Barcelona is going to get closer to beating Real Madrid?