Zaragoza vs Barcelona Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: April 14, 2013; Time: 6:00 PM BST;
Venue: Estadio de la Romareda — Zaragoza.
Jimenez’s team is in need of points, while Blaugrana will try to find their best game. Los Blanquillos are standing close to the relegation zone and will hope to get points against the Catalans, who could give rest to their key players after hard Champions League clash.
Zaragoza goes 17th in La Liga table with 27 points from 30 games, having 7 wins, 6 draws and 17 losses so far this season. Los Blanquillos are just 1 point ahead of 18th-placed Deportivo and are involved in the relegation fight. Their present form has seen 2 draws and 3 losses. Last five home matches los Blanquillos have finished with 1 loss and 4 draws. Zaragoza were beaten 3-2 by Deportivo last weekend and are on a 14-game winless run. They haven’t won at home in La Liga since November. Also, Los Blanquillos have lost their last 9 La Liga games against Barcelona.
Barcelona stands at the top of the Spanish La Liga with 78 points from 30 games, winning 25, drawing 3 and losing 2 so far this season. The Catalan grandee is 13 points ahead of Real Madrid and has great chances to win La Liga title. Their present form has seen 2 wins and 3 draws from last five games in all competitions. Last five away matches the Catalans have finished with just 1 win, 2 defeats and 2 draws. Last weekend they have trashed Mallorca 5-0, and then drew 1-1 with PSG in the Champions League in midweek. They will play Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals. Barcelona have a four-game winless run away from home in all competitions.
Zaragoza midfielder Apono has recovered from a muscle strain and could return against Barcelona. Helder Postiga and Stefan Babovic have some problems, but should be available. Ivan Obradovic, Franco Zuculini and Javi Alamo are injured. Abraham is suspended.
Barcelona top-scorer Lionel Messi will miss this game, as he continues to recover after a hamstring problem, despite his well action against PSG in midweek. Defender Adriano once again suffered an injury in 1-1 draw with PSG. First-choice goalkeeper Victor Valdes could play in La Liga after completing a four-match ban.
Zaragoza line-up: Jiménez, Săpunaru, Loovens, González, Fernández, Movilla, Apoño, Oriol, Rodri, Montañés, Postiga.
Last three matches:
Deportivo 3 – Zaragoza 2;
Zaragoza 1 – Real Madrid CF 1;
Sevilla 4 – Zaragoza 0.
Barcelona line-up: Valdés, Alves, Piqué, Bartra, Alba, Alcântara, Busquets, Fàbregas, Sánchez, Villa, Tello.
Last three matches:
FC Barcelona 1 – Paris Saint-Germain 1;
FC Barcelona 5 – Mallorca 0;
Paris Saint-Germain 2 – FC Barcelona 2.