FC Barcelona will host movement
city rivals Espanyol in the Catalan derby on Sunday in La Liga and can regain a one-factor
lead over Real Madrid with a win at
Camp Nou.he Blaugrana are now managing Los Blancos using a factor at the
top after a late brace from Karim Benzema sank Valladolid on Thursday.
With a full squad at his disposal, but in command
the Barça first
team, Xavi Hernández stated that his men are "stimulated after a month and a half without opposition, especially
Espanyol are very stimulated
on the day of the derby, they are working very well defensively and I suppose
they have fewer points than they deserve," said Xavi.
Goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and defender four Jordi Alba,
Marcus Christensen, International
Cup finalist Jules Kounde and Alejandre Balde herald a start for the former midfielder.
In a 3 midfielder, Busquets, who has been
linked to a return away from the club to sign Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr, will give fundamental support
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