Messi, during the last game against PSG.ALBERT GEA / Reuters
The two blows that Barça has suffered in the Cup (2-0 in the first leg of the semifinals against Sevilla at the Pizjuán ) and in the Champions League ( 1-4 against PSG in the first leg of the round of 16) show that the team is not up for big stakes, weak against rivals of great depth. Also dismounted from the Super Cup, Koeman's team leaves the daisy without remission, already almost only pending a League that also has it uphill. Although he has seven consecutive wins in the competition, he is nine points behind an Atlético de Madrid that has one more match.
The good news for Barcelona was the return of Piqué to the rear after more than three months stopped by a knee injury. Necessary central in a team lacking in defense and voice. Koeman, however, will not be able to count on the injured Araujo, Sergi Roberto, Ansu Fati and Coutinho. Ahead, in any case, he will have a Cádiz in low hours, since he has four defeats in a row and 15 goals conceded. Álvaro Cervera will not be able to count on the Akapo side and the central Juan Cala.