FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique expects maximum intensity
The head coach called Saturday's game a "test" and said he hoped the international break would not have an influence on the match
It’s been just over a month since the last time FC Barcelona faced a home league match coming on the heels of an international break. That’s when Barça fell, 2–1, to Alavés back on 10 September. This time, however, manager Luis Enrique Martínez hopes the result will be different.
“They’ve had two weeks to get ready for this game,” he said at Friday’s pre-game press conference. “Our last two home matches against them plus the fact that we’re restarting competition are also aspects that could have a bearing on the game.”