Hangover duel

Betis and Barça are measured after their cup wear. Koeman warns: "Today it is sunny, but tomorrow it will still rain." The dilemma of the rotations hangs over Araújo, Busquets and Jordi Alba.


Betis and Barcelona will measure tonight at Benito Villamarín (9:00 p.m. Movistar LaLiga) the impact of their respective cup hangovers. While the locals regret the elimination on Thursday in penalties against Athletic Bilbao, the Blaugrana will also weigh their legs (they add four extensions in a month), but unlike the Verdiblancos, the Catalan team arrives with the mental reinforcement of the comeback in extremis in Granada. But nothing can be taken for sure, as Koeman said "here today it's sunny and tomorrow it's raining." For Manuel Pellegrini, the challenge of keeping the morale of his players high is not small.

In Heliopolis it rains over wet in this aspect. After the elimination of the Cup, the teams that Rubi and Setién trained fell apart. Pellegrini is going to have to motivate his men not to lower the piston in LaLiga despite the disappointment in the Cup. He will do so holding, as is customary for Channels, through which the Andalusian game passes. The problem is that the midfielder is caught with pins. Everything indicates that he will be there, but the symptoms of muscle fatigue are evident and there is a risk of relapse (follow the game live on As.com) .

Barcelona is no stranger to wear and tear. Without going any further, on Wednesday in Granada Koeman lost Sergi Roberto, who had just reappeared. In addition, with what is guessed on the horizon, with the Cup semifinal on Wednesday against Sevilla and PSG waiting in the Champions League, the dilemma of rotations looms over players like Araújo, Busquets or Jordi Alba. Three fundamental pieces for the operation of the equipment.

Where it seems that there will be no doubt is in the offensive approach, where Messi and Griezmann have found the anchor point of their game with Pedri and De Jong and it remains to be seen if the position that is left up front is left by Dembélé, substitute Departure in Granada, Trincão or Braithwaite.

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