It’s Barcelona’s last La Liga game before Christmas and the European Champions are looking to wrap up their soccer rivals, Deportivo La Coruna, in a bow. But can they do it without Neymar? HollywoodLife.com has the live stream so you can watch every second!
Lionel Messi, 28, wants to celebrate his Christmas early with a Barcelona victory over Deportivo La Coruna. However, his teammate, Neymar, 23, is sidelined with a sad injury. Will Deportivo leave coal in Barcelona’s stocking, or will this be Barca’s best holiday ever?
Barcelona will show Deportivo La Coruna some hospitality when they host The Blues and Whites at Camp Nou, Barcelona on Dec. 12. But the sense of brotherhood may not extend to the pitch, so be sure you’re ready when action kicks off at 10:00 a.m. EST.
After winning 23 La Liga soccer league championships, it’s no wonder that Barcelona’s the favorite to win this match. But things won’t be completely easy for Blaugrana. The team failed to win their Champions league match against Bayer, as the Germans held the Spanish team to a 1-1 tie, reports Sports Chat.
Neymar, who has scored 16 goals in 18 season appearances, will be out for this game with a groin injury, according to ESPN. But what of Leo Messi? He scored against their match with Bayer, but he was seen holding his hamstring later in the game.
He also missed training on Dec. 10, leading many to wonder if he was going to miss this La Liga match. He should be there, as manager Luis Enrique told reporters, “Messi is absolutely fine. The Barca fans can relax.” Still, with the injuries, it’s possible that this match with Deportivo won’t be a walk in the park.
Deportivo haven’t lost their last six games, and they had a great start to the 2015-16 season, reports Goal.com. Their last trip to Barcelona’s home turf ended in a dramatic 2-2 draw, and this time, they’re going for the win.
Striker Lucas Perez has been on fire, scoring in the last five league games. He has scored 10 league goals, the same number as legendary forward, Cristiano Ronaldo. Could he be the bright star that leads Deportivo to the victory? Or will an injured Barcelona team still be too much for the Turks to handle?
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