Game: Villareal – Barcelona
Date: 31 August, Sunday, 2014 year
Start time: 19.00 CET
In a match of the second round of the Primera Division Vilereal hosts Barcelona on the “El Madrigal” stadium. Both team won their first match and demonstrated that they are in a good shape.
Vilereal not spend much money on new signings as spend only 7 million euros. Stock composition of the team last year and this season will try to attack places entitling to participate in european tournaments. Vilereal started the season with a convincing victory over Levante as away.
Villareal had to play EL-Playoffs during the week. The Yellow Submarine had no problem with the team Astana from Kazakhstan and won the rematch 4:0. After success in the first game with 3:0 Villarreal qualified for the group stage of the tournament.
Barcelona attracted a lot of new players, among which stands out above all the name of Luis Suarez. Another big transfer is the captain of Arsеnal Thomas Veermalen. Barcelona parted with players like Fabregas, Sanchez, Valdes, Puyol and others, but has excellent alternates in the face of Rakitich and J. Mathieu who were also transferred this summer.
Barcelona expect new glorious era in the history of the team after that they expect Guardiola era of Luis Enrique. In the first game of the season and Barca began hammering beat Barca 3-0 Elche as were most of the time with a man less. Luis Enrique surprised everyone with the inclusion in the starting line-up 18 year old Munir El Haddadi, making the starting eleven debut at home in the first round. This happened because brazilian striker Neymar Junior is still injured, while new signing Suarez missed the game because of his “biting suspension”.
Barcelona are unbeaten in their last ten matches against this opponent think that winning streak will continue and Barcelona will win this match.
Villarreal: 1 Asenjo, 22 A. Rukavina, 15 Víctor Ruiz, 20 Gabriel, 18 Jaume Costa, 14 Trigueros, 10 Cani, 21 Bruno Soriano, 17 D. Cheryshev, 9 G. Dos Santos, 8 I. Uche.
Barcelona: 13 C. Bravo, 22 Dani Alves, 15 Bartra, 18 Jordi Alba, 24 J. Mathieu, 4 I. Rakitić, 12 Rafinha, 8 Iniesta, 14 J. Mascherano, 31 Munir, 10 L. Messi