Date: 3rd May 2021
Time: 12:30 AM(IST)
Venue: Mestalla, Valencia
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Valencia lock horns with Barcelona in this highly exciting and enthralling Spanish Liga match. While Barcelona are in the 3rd position of the table with 22 wins and 71 points under their belt, Valencia are struggling in the 14th position of the table with just 8 wins to their credit. An interesting toss-up between these 2 teams is on the cards. The match will begin at 12:30 AM (IST).
There are no injury concerns for Valencia at the present moment. Will update if there are any at the last moment.
Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati remain sidelined because of meniscus injuries. Martin Brathwaite will also be missing out on the game because of an injury.
Valencia are undergoing a torrid time in the La Liga. They are winless in their last 5 league games and certainly need to punch above their weight in this game, in order to beat Barcelona. They are coming on the back off an immediate draw at the hands of Alaves. The score read 1-1 and the lone scorer for Valencia was Jose Gaya who netted a goal in the nick of time. This precisely saved the game for Valencia.
The Catalan giants still have chances of winning the Spanish Liga title but they need to be on their feet and play good football in order to achieve that. They were outclassed by Granada in their previous game and this came as a shock to a lot of people. In spite of the opening goal by legendary Barca striker Lionel Messi, Barcelona lost the game 1-2. However, they look favorites against an under-confident and struggling Valencia.
Probable Playing 11
Jasper Cillessen, Jose Gaya, Mouctar Diakhaby, Gabriel Paulista, Daniel Wass; Yunus Musah, Uros Racic, Carlos Soler, Denis Cheryshev; Goncalo Guedes, Maxi Gomez
Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Oscar Mingueza; Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri; Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi
Goalkeepers: Cillessen, ter Stegen
Defenders: Pique, Gaya, Lenglet, Alba, Paulista
Midfielders: Soler, De Jong, Wass, Busquets
Strikers: Messi, Griezmann, Gomez
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