Spain: Copa del Rey
Match start: 21:30 (GMT+1)
During the last calendar match that was held at the largest football arena of Europe Camp Nou the football players from Levante were playing like circus clowns but not like the team of the elite division. But even dives, systematic simulations and unreasonable holdouts of the playing time haven't saved the Frogs from Valencia from defeat (3:0). Lionel Messi, Luís Suárez and Paulinho from the Catalan super club were the stars of that team. After this victory the leader has again increased its advantage up to nine points over Atlético Madrid:
Barcelona - 48, Atlético Madrid - 39, Valencia - 37...
"The circus show" continues...
Emotions after the circus game of Levante haven’t yet ceased as another team – the grandee of the English football Liverpool had done the same thing. Undoubtedly, Jürgen Кlopp is talented and professional coach, however sometimes his ridiculous ideas can cause only laughter.
This time the head coach of the grandee from Merseyside has moved to laughter the whole football world when he has suggested to the management of Barcelona to set aside at Enfield the Brazilian playmaker Coutinho who is just signed by Catalans for €160 million...
Return Cup match against the Sky-blue
Now, after the victory over Levante, the team of Ernesto Valverde at Camp Nou is getting ready for return cup game of the 1/8 finals of Copa del Rey against Galician Celta.
We will remind you that the first meeting of current rivals at Balaidos ended with a draw (1:1). In that match Catalans were playing against Celta that takes now the fourteenth place without two super forwards Lionel Messi and Luís Suárez.
Despite this fact, the Blue and Garnets have scored a goal. That is, now, in order to get into a quarterfinal, Ernesto Valverde's team will be pleased with the goalless draw. Though, knowing well the game philosophy of the five-time champion of Europe it is very difficult to imagine that 90 minutes of the match the hosts of
Camp Nou will "dry" a game...
Barcelona – 1.15, draw – 7.50, Celta – 13.00;
Barcelona (Asian handicap -2) - odds 1.65 Pinnacle