Barcelona vs Mallorca Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: April 6, 2013; Time: 8:00 PM UTC;
Venue: Camp Nou — Barcelona.
Vilanova’s team will try to return to winning ways without their best sticker Messi. Blaugrana welcomes struggling Mallorca without their best goal-scorer, who suffered a rare injury against PSG in the Champions League.
Barcelona stands 1st in La Liga table with 75 points from 29 games, having 24 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats. The Blaugrana still have a 13 points advantage over 2nd-placed Real Madrid. Their present form has seen 3 straight wins and 2 draws from last five games. Last five home matches the Catalan grand have finished with 4 wins and 1 defeat. Also, they are on a 10-game winning run at home in La Liga. Last weekend they have drawn 2-2 away with Celta. Barcelana will be without their best goals-scorer Messi due to injury, that he suffered in 2-2 away draw with PSG in the Champions League in midweek. Barcelona have lost their win in last seconds. The Catalan giants have won 13 and drawn 1 of the 14 fixtures they have played without Lionel Messi for last three years.
Mallorca stands 19th in the league table with 24 points from 29 games, having won 6, drawn 6 and lost 17 so far this season. Los Bermellones are involved in relegation fight with Celta and Deportivo and are 3 points behind safety zone and 17th-placed Zaragoza. Their present form has seen 3 losses and 2 wins from last five games. Last five away matches the Islanders have finished with 4 defeats and 1 win. Also, Mallorca have lost 5 of their last 6 away games in La Liga.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is out after being substituted in the Champions League 2-2 draw against PSG with a hamstring strain. Javier Mascherano is also picking up a knee injury in Tuesday’s draw, so Marc Bartra will partner Gerard Pique in central defence. Pedro is still recovering from a calf problem, while Victor Valdes serves the last ban of his four-match suspension.
Mallorca defender Pedro Geromel is suspended. Pedro Bigas and Kevin Garcia could return to the starting line. Mallorca have no new injury worries.
Barcelona line-up: Pinto, Alves, Piqué, Bartra, Alba, Alcântara, Song, Fàbregas, Sánchez, Villa, Tello.
Last three matches:
Paris Saint-Germain 2 – FC Barcelona 2;
Celta 2 – FC Barcelona 2;
FC Barcelona 3 – Rayo Vallecano 1.
Mallorca line-up: Aouate, Hutton, Nunes, Bigas, Kevin, Tissone, Martí, Pina, Alfaro, Santos, Víctor.
Last three matches:
Mallorca 2 – Deportivo 3;
Real Madrid CF 5 – Mallorca 2;
Mallorca 2 – Sevilla 1.