Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona face in the postponed match of the second day of LaLiga Santander, which both teams dispute to complete the calendar and make up the pending days to match the rest of the teams.
The dispute of the match will be in doubt until the last minute, due to the cases of the Covid-19 that has occurred in the FC Barcelona coaching staff. Two staff members have tested positive, which left the dispute over the match on the wire, which ultimately has not led to an outbreak large enough to prevent players from participating.
The team of Ronald Koeman comes from winning SD Huesca in The Alcoraz by 0-1, thanks to a bit of Frenkie De Jong. The culés seek to get into the top 4 of the classification, in order to occupy one of the positions of access to the Champions League.
He Barcelona He has 28 points and comes in a positive dynamic, in which he has achieved eleven points from the last fifteen, and he has not lost in these last five games. This meeting in San Mamés It will be the second in a row away from home, in a string of games that he has as an outsider.
One of the most positive news of the culé season is the connection between Messi and the young canary Pedri, barely 18 years old. The irruption of the young player, in the absence of a Ansu Fati injured, is one of the “boom” in Spanish football and it shows in the attack front of the Barcelona.
Now, they visit the complicated field of San Mamés, with the debut in addition to Marcelino Garcia Toral on the Bilbao bench. Despite the triumph against him Elche 1-0, the board has chosen to change coach. Currently, the Athletic Bilbao occupies ninth place in the standings, with six wins, three draws and eight losses.
In the last five games, he has added seven points, with two wins, a draw and two other losses. He Athletic It has had a time when the fans were unhappy with the team’s performance, so they have finally chosen to change the coach and do so at a time with a very demanding calendar ahead.
Besides of Barça, then they will have to visit the lions at Metropolitan Wanda before the current leader, the Atlético de Madrid from Cholo Simeone. The 4-4-2 characteristic of the coach will have to be seen how he adapts to the squad, in which the counterattack will surely have a leading role, supported by the speed of Iñaki Williams and surely accompanied by Raúl García or Asier Villalibre.
When is Athletic – Barcelona played?
The game is played today, Wednesday 6 January, at 21.00 hours
Where to see Athletic – Barcelona?
The encounter can be seen by Movistar LaLiga (46) and Movistar LaLiga 1 (47), platform dials Movistar Plus. You can follow all the live information about the match on the website of Sports world.