Barca chase victory in Valladolid


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2019-20 La Liga

11-13 July 2020
Round 36

Barcelona will chase an away win at Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla when they tackle hosts Real Valladolid on Saturday 11 July 2020. The match is one of 10 spread across 11-13 July as part of La Liga’s Round 36 action.

Valladolid come into the clash on the back of a midweek defeat away to Valencia, with the result leaving the Pucelanos in a no-man’s land where they are almost mathematically safe from relegation but unable of reaching European qualification.

“The 2-1 score line punishes us because we put in a good performance,” said Valladolid coach Sergio Gonzalez. “We lost out balance when defending the two goals, but our performance still deserved a better result.”

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Barcelona will come into the match on the back of a midweek derby at home to Espanyol, with the Blaugrana battling to keep pace with Real Madrid at the top of La Liga. It seems the Catalan giants will relinquish their crown unless their arch rivals stutter in the final stretch.

Manager Quique Setien was at least pleased to see his front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann ‘click’ in last weekend’s comfortable win over Villarreal: “They did well, they have lots of quality. It was what we were looking for, endanger them in central areas and have presence and threat.”

In head-to-head stats, Valladolid and Barcelona have met in 35 matches across all competitions. The Blaugrana have claimed 26 wins and suffered just four defeats in the rivalry, while five games have been drawn.

When the teams met in La Liga earlier this season, Barcelona claimed a 5-1 home win at Camp Nou in October 2019. Clement Lenglet, Arturo Vidal, Lionel Messi (two) and Luis Suarez shared the goals for the Catalan giants.
 

Valladolid v Barcelona – Head-to-head


Matches played 35
Valladolid wins 4
Barcelona wins 26
Draws 5
 

La Liga fixtures, 11-13 July


Saturday 11 July
18:00: Osasuna v Celta Vigo
20:30: Real Valladolid v Barcelona
23:00: Atletico Madrid v Real Betis

Sunday 12 July
15:00: Espanyol v Eibar
18:00: Levante v Athletic Bilbao
20:30: Leganes v Valencia
23:00: Sevilla v Mallorca

Monday 13 July
20:30: Deportivo Alaves v Getafe
20:30: Villarreal v Real Sociedad
23:00: Granada v Real Madrid

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Published: 07/10/2020