After an away win against Inter Milan in Italy, Barcelona has a tough match. It will be another away match, and it’s against Real Sociedad.
Lionel Messi is back in action
According to Valverde, Lionel Messi will play against Real Sociedad. Argentinian player was not playing against Inter Milan in the Champions League. Spanish coach decided to give well-deserved rest to Lionel Messi. The player took two days off and had a perfect rest with the family.
Lionel Messi started training on Thursday with the leading team. The player will do everything to score goals and give three points to Barcelona. Valverde believes that Messi will play an initial role against Real Sociedad.
A perfect night in Milan
No one was waiting for Barcelona’s ideal match. Inter Milan had a chance to win the game against Barcelona and qualify for the Champions League play-offs. Conte’s team had to win one game at home stadium for play-off qualification. Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona played a perfect game and took another three points in the group stage.
Barcelona scored two goals, thanks to Ansu Fati and Carlos Perez. Inter could not keep with the Catalonian club and lost the match. Unfortunately for Italian fans, Inter could not qualify for the Champions League play-offs. Valverde was pleased after the game and said that he was proud of Barcelona’s new generation.
Messi is back but Dembele is out
As we have mentioned above, Lionel Messi is back in action. At the same time, Dembele can’t help the club. The player got the injury last week and can’t play till 2020. As the medical team believes, French winger can play for Barcelona from the spring of 2020.
Real Sociedad will be a tough opponent for Barcelona. Valverde wants the full team to focus on this match before Real Madrid clash.
For seven consecutive years, Barcelona could win an away match against Real Sociedad. In 2018, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez changed the scenario and scored four goals in an away game. Since then, Barcelona has two consecutive wins in San Sebastian.