At the Miniestadi Guadalajara won by 1-2 / PHOTO: ARXIU FCB
The Barça B players will play their second-to-last away match with the satisfaction of knowing that they’ve met expectations this season. Despite losing their last two matches, Valladolid (1-2) and Numancia (3-0), the team led by Eusebio Sacristán come into the final stretch of the season in 10th place, with a 10-point advantage the team they’ll face this Wednesday, Guadalajara. The Manchego team also breathe a bit easier after they mathematically sealed their spot in Segunda División last week.
17 available players
For the match, Eusebio will only be able to call upon 17 players, given that Bartra, Montoya, Dos Santos and Tello are with the first team and MartíRiverola cannot play due to suspension. Furthermore, Duelofeu is working with the U19 Spanish national team and Oier wasn’t called up to the team. The two keepers that travelled with Barça B are Masip and Miño.
Eusebio: “we need to have the ball”
Eusebio will try to avoid a repeat of the bad first half in Soria. “We fell into the trap. It gets very complicated when we play our opponent’s game,” said the manager before tonight’s match. “Our plan is to finish our good season on a high note,” he added.
Irregular home record
The trip to the Pedro Escartín is, in theory, one of the easiest away matches of the season. Guadalajara are the fourth worst team at home in the division in terms of points won, they are also the team that have lost the most games at home along with Nàstic. At the Miniestadi, however, Barça B lost to Guadalajara by 1-2 thanks to a last-minute goal from JaviSoria.