FC Barcelona are set to take on Eibar in the final game of 2016-17 Spanish La Liga season on Sunday, 21 May at Camp Nou. Barcelona still has a chance to win the league crown but it all depend on Real Madrid’s result against Malaga. Barcelona must win their game and hope Madrid lose theirs against Malaga if Barca to retain their league title. Anything but a defeat for Madrid and they will be champions.
FC Barcelona 3-2 Eibar Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga 2017 Match ]
07′ 0 – 1 Takashi Inui
61′ 0 – 2 Takashi Inui
70′ 1 – 2 Lionel Messi
73′ 2 – 2 Luis Suarez
75′ [ Two yello/Red ] Ander Capa
75′ 3 – 2 Lionel Messi (penalty)
Barcelona currently sit two points behind league leaders Real Madrid who do have a game in hand. Since Real Madrid are playing at home against Malaga on Saturday, Barcelona might find themselves 5 points behind Madrid by the time they take the field on Sunday night. Eibar currently sit 9th in La Liga table with 26 points and 5 home wins so far this season. Not much pressure on the players and that might help them cope with Barcelona’s possesion based football.
Eibar FC 0-3 FC Barcelona Highlights
[ Premier League 2017 Match ]
32′ 0 – 1 Denis Suarez scores with a cracking low shot from just outside the box to make it 1-0 for Barcelona in just 32nd minute of the game.
50′ 0 – 2 Lionel Messi made it 2-0 scoring his 28th goal in 26 matches this season.
68′ 0 – 3 Luis Suarez
Eibar 0-4 FC Barcelona – Match Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga, Sunday, 06 March 2016 ]
- Munir El Haddadi tapped home from two yards after Suarez square ball:
- Lionel Messi scores Barcelona’s second just before the break.
- Lionel Messi scores his second and Barca’s third of the day from penalty:
- Suarez broke his mini drought after scoring Barca’s fourth:
Team News & Lineups: Eibar will be without suspended Lillo Castellano which means Mauro dos Santos should lineup in the defense alongside Pontic, Ramis and Junca. Enrich to start upfront on his own while Baston, Edrian to take attacking roles behind him.
Barcelona will be without Neymar who is suspended for yellow card accumulation which means Munir El Haddadi might start upfront or Arda Turan to take Neymar’s position. Iniesta, Rakitic and Busquest should keep their place in starting lineup. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Sunday.
Head To Head & Predictions: These two has only meet three times in history and their last meeting was a 3-1 win for Barcelona at Camp Nou back in November 2015. Looking at the form of both teams I can’t see any team beating Barcelona from Spain let alone whole Europe. With Ronaldo scored 4 goals yesterday, Messi and Suarez will be eager to their already impressive goal tally.