FC Barcelona will take on Athletic Bilbao in La Liga today
|Events:||Athletic Club vs Barcelona|
|Date:||Saturday, August 21, 2021|
|Start Time:||11AM PT / 2PM ET|
|Stadium:||San Mamés Barria|
Barca’s internal situation has been in turmoil for some time due to the departure of Leo Messi, La Liga financial rules, high salary issues of the players and some other issues.
But senior players and the board are trying to get over some of the effort. New signing Memphis Depay, Emerson Royal and Eric Garcia have been able to register in La Liga as Pique, Alba and Roberto have agreed to pay cuts which is a pretty good aspect.
However, in the first match of the season it was understood that Barcelona wouldn’t like to give the impression of all this in the field game. The Catalan side started the season with a 4-2 win over Real Sociedad. However, Barca have suffered a lot in away matches last season. Today’s match will also be held at Bilbao’s stadium San Mames Barria. Bilbao is also quite strong as a team. So in today’s match there will be a lot to prove in front of Barca.
Today’s match will be the same as the eleventh and probably the first match. The attack will have Griezzman, Depay and Braithwate in midfield, Pedri, Busquests and De Jong and defense will have Dest, Garcia, Pique, Alba. Ter stegen is not quite fit so Neto will be fairly sure to be under the round bar.