Barcelona’s on the march! Lionel Messi’s squad is gunning for the top position in La Liga and a victory over Sporting Gijon on Sept. 24 would keep the momentum rolling, even when he’s injured. It’s going to get wild in Spain so click to watch this amazing match!
Could this game give Barcelona the leg up on their rivals, Real Madrid? After suffering an early stumble in La Liga, Neymar, 24, Luis Suarez, 29, and Lionel Messi, 29, have fought their way closer to the top of the league. When the Trident leads Barca to El Molinon in Gijon, Asturias, Spain, will they skewer another notch in the win column? Or will Sporting Gijon stop FCB in their tracks? The game starts at 10:15 AM ET so be ready to see who comes out on top.
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The Catlan clan needs a bit of a pick-me-up after they drew a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid. However, with a Champions League match against Germany’s Borussia Mönchengladbach happening on Sept. 28, manager Luis Enrique is expected to rest a few key starters, per SB Nation. Plus, Messi’s reportedly out for three weeks with a groin injury. With Barca saving the big guns for the Champions League, could this give Sporting a sporting chance?
That’s good news for the Rojiblancos. Sporting may be in 11th place in La Liga, but going into this game, they have the same number of points as Leganes, Eibar, and Real Sociedad. Scoring on Barca would launch them at least three spots and get them closer to the top of the table.
Though, they’re coming off a couple of disappointing results. They lost 5-0 at Atletic Madrid and failed to get by Celta Vigo, 2-1. Still, since they barely avoided relegation, finishing just a mere point over Rayo Vallecano, being in 11th place is not too bad at this point in La Liga. Sadly, they’re still without Moi Gomez, 22, but Xavi Torres, 29, is expected to pick up the slack, according to Sports Mole. Will there be enough firepower to take down Barcelona, or will Barca triumph, even if they use the B-squad?
Who do you think is going to win this game, HollywoodLifers? Will Sporting stun Barca or will FCB easily beat the squad from Gijon?