Suffering a shock defeat on their Copa del Rey first leg tie against Levante, Barcelona are looking to bounce back quickly by beating Eibar this weekend.
Barca Aiming to Take Down Eibar
Their midweek loss in Copa del Rey was disappointing indeed, but Blaugrana are set to move on quickly as they host Jose Luis Mendilibar’s side.
Playing in front of their home crowd will give that extra spark for Ernesto Valverde’s men as they don’t want to experience another disappointment.
Resting Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez against Levante will give those two a fresh energy that can help them put on an excellent display on Sunday.
Barca are still having to play without Samuel Umtiti, Thomas Vermalen and Rafinha, but other than those names Valverde have a strong squad to chose from.
Eibar Hoping to Cause Barcelona Problems
Sitting at 13th place in current La Liga standings, Eibar are aiming to improve their result and league position.
However, facing El Barca at Camp Nou will be a very difficult task for Azulgranas, especially with their recent form.
Ever since their massive win over Real Madrid in late November, Mendilibar’s side are yet to win any of their league fixtures, drawing four and losing one from five games.
Defender, Ivan Ramis won’t be available for the visitor, so they must work really hard in stopping Barca’s flowing attack on Sunday.