With such a slender lead over the Real Madrid in just two points, the Blaugrana generally can’t afford to slip much behind the remaining 11 rounds.
Barca’s first ‘final’ in Mallorca
LaLiga is back, and the league leaders Barcelona will continue their mission to maintain their title in Mallorca. Taking on the islanders on Saturday evening. With such a slender lead over the Real Madrid in just two-point. The Blaugrana generally can’t afford to slip much behind the remaining 11 rounds. They have 11 ‘finals’ ahead, but the good news for coach Quique Setien is that he will be able to use Luis Suarez for the first time. The Uruguayan had to undergo surgery in January after the Supercopa de Espana campaign, which provoked the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde. Still, now he is back and can play again with Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann. In the first meeting of the season between the two teams, the first three of the MSG were brilliant. As they won 5-2, with Messi scoring a hat-trick, while the Frenchman and Uruguayan each had one.
Mallorca will try to qualify for another scalp
It’s not only Suarez who returned since Setien had almost all of his team available. Only the long-term injured Ousmane Dembele and the suspended Clement Lenglet will be out. At Real Mallorca, meanwhile, have injuries in only one position. Unfortunately for them, this position is left-back. Which is part of the field where Messi will be lurking, since Lumor Agbenyenu and Leonardo Koutris are injured. Head Coach Vicente Moreno is calmly confident. Although, believing that many of his players have returned in even better condition than before the coronavirus pause. Real Mallorca will try to qualify for another scalp, also at the season beginning beating Real Madrid at Son Moix.
Not since 2009 have Real Mallorca beaten Barcelona, although it is true that Pep Guardiola’s Blaugrana missed Messi that day. Now they will be looking for three more points, as Real Mallorca have their 11 ‘finals’ in their relegation scrap.