Page 1 of 9 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 135

Thread: Lliga | Round 17: Villarreal - FC Barcelona 1-1

  1. #1
    Existence is pain
    FlaFCB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    12,118

    Lliga | Round 17: Villarreal - FC Barcelona 1-1

    -
    La Liga | Match day 17
    08/01/2017 | 20:45 CET



    Very difficult away game. Villarreal only lost at home once, to Alaves. They're also 4th in the standings. Form in la lliga is WWDLL.

    A result other than a win will be really trouble. rm faces granada at home, so it's a sure win for them.

    It seems El Madrigal will have a new name, to be announced before the game.



  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Devils's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    3,518
    If we lose/draw this then RIP La Liga.
    Puyol #5

  3. #3
    Bojan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Where the water is warm, the drinks are cold... and I don't know the names of the players.
    Posts
    22,728
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rotations are a must.
    Denis, Mascherano are bound to start at Madrigal. Wouldn't mind Digne either.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    barcafan161's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    3,433
    Talk about a nightmare fixture given our form

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Raketa10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    955
    Quote Originally Posted by Bojan View Post
    Rotations are a must.
    Denis, Mascherano are bound to start at Madrigal. Wouldn't mind Digne either.
    Agree with you, rotations are definitely needed, but I wouldn't rotate more than 3 players. It's time for smart rotating not like before when Lucho changed 7 or 8 players.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    André's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    723
    The only rotations will be Masche in for Umtiti (although he was great yesterday but Masche will start this time) and Gomes (or denis) instead of Rakitic.

  7. #7
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    546
    Villareal just lost 3:1 to Real Sociedad. We should be able to beat them if Neymar plays like yesterday, Messi like last 35 minutes, and the rest fully focused and willing to fight, from the beginning.

  8. #8
    Prediction champion 2012-2013
    Dan1983's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    The Smoke AKA London
    Posts
    1,686
    One of the away fixtures I hate every season as it is tough to get a result there.
    ^•..._.....•^•....._...•^
    .___).══╬═.││││││.(
    ____/___║__││││││._\
    .___┐_____F.C.B____.┌
    ____▀▓▓▒▒▓▓▒▒▓▓▀
    _____▓▓▒▒(@)▒▒▓▓
    ______.▀▒▒▓▓▒▒▀

  9. #9
    Existence is pain
    FlaFCB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    12,118
    Quote Originally Posted by Altomonte View Post
    Villareal just lost 3:1 to Real Sociedad. We should be able to beat them if Neymar plays like yesterday, Messi like last 35 minutes, and the rest fully focused and willing to fight, from the beginning.
    They lost at anoeta, and Sociedad is also playing very well. At el madrigal, they're a different team. The score there last season was 2-2.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Joppe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    1,688
    Quote Originally Posted by Altomonte View Post
    Villareal just lost 3:1 to Real Sociedad. We should be able to beat them if Neymar plays like yesterday, Messi like last 35 minutes, and the rest fully focused and willing to fight, from the beginning.
    we just lost 2-1 to athletic mate. Villarreal beat Atletico 3-0 couple weeks ago

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    barcafan161's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    3,433
    They beat real at home last year too

  12. #12
    Member
    LeeRomeno's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Estonia
    Posts
    413
    They havent really been that impressive this season, but definitely a tough fixture. I expect probably same starting lineup, maybe Masch/Denis/Gomez have a chance to start instead of Umtiti/Raki

  13. #13
    Bojan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Where the water is warm, the drinks are cold... and I don't know the names of the players.
    Posts
    22,728
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by FlaFCB View Post
    They lost at anoeta, and Sociedad is also playing very well. At el madrigal, they're a different team. The score there last season was 2-2.
    They won twice as much points at Madrigal than away.

  14. #14
    Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    337
    I think there will be 3 changes - Mascherano in for Umtiti, Digne in for Alba and Denis Suarez in for Rakitic. The rest will be the same team as in Athletic game.
    Last edited by mateopol; 6th January 2017 at 09:59 PM.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Neymessi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    3,338
    Has been ages when I haven't expected a win for us. But surely it is this time considerign our form and everything.