After about a week of being suspended due to the international break, the Spanish League will return to a fairly fierce party. Where Barcelona will visit Mallorca headquarters on Sunday 02/10/2022 in the morning to undergo the 7th jornada.
If this morning Barcelona win the match, then they will top the standings. Because, currently Xavi Hernandez’s care is in second place by collecting 16 points from the 6 matches they have played. Behind two goal margins from the top standings, Real Madrid. So, what do you need to know about this match?
1. Lewandowski’s chance to match Messi and Ronaldo’s record?
In terms of scoring goals with Barcelona, Robert Lewandowski is still unstoppable. He is like a striker who is hungry for goals. In this match, he had the opportunity to match Messi and Ronaldo’s record to show off again breaking into the Mallorca goal.
To date, the former Bayern Munich has scored 11 goals for the Blaugrana. Those 11 goals in all competitions over 8 games. namely La Liga and the Champions League. Eight of these goals, he scored in the Spanish League, except against Rayo Vallecano in the first match, 0:0. The rest is in the Champions League.
Adapted from Opta, only Messi and Ronaldo were able to score more goals than Lewandowski in his first seven La Liga matches. Messi, Barcelona, in the 2017/18 season scored 9 goals. While Ronaldo, Real Madrid, in the 2014/14 season as many as 10 goals. Will Lewy surprise and match Messi and Ronaldo’s record?
2. Barcelona hit by a storm of injuries
Unfortunately, in this match Barcelona experienced a limp. As reported by the massive news, Ronald Araujo, his flagship defender will not appear due to injury while defending Uruguay.
In fact, Jules Kunde, Frenkie de Jong, Memphis Depay, Hector Bellerin and Dembele are reportedly also doubtful for this match. Will Barcelona win? In the absence of Araujo, maybe Xavi Hernandez will give Pique an opportunity to become a solid wall in defense.
3. Will the Blaugrana Rotate Players?
What’s interesting in this match is, whether the Blaugrana, Barcelona will rotate? The reason is, in the middle of the week they will duel with Inter Milan on the third matchday in the Champions League.
4. Barcelona’s Last Meeting Never Lost
Despite being hit by a storm of injuries and even if Xavi will rotate, it is likely that Barcelona will win this match. Given, the last five meetings of the two camps, Barcelona have never lost.
That’s four interesting things Barcelona looked at the match against Mallorca. What do you think?