Preview FC Barcelona vs UD Almería: goodbye to Piqué in a cheating match

Poison Showdown for Barcelona this coming Saturday at the Spotify Camp Nou against Almería (9:00 p.m.). the day that Gerard Piqué will hang up the bootsthe Blaugrana team must be cautious and try to secure the three points so as not to get off the hook of real Madrid in the fight for the league. On the other hand, the Andalusian team look for the machada in the fief culé, a victory would place them in the ointment of the classification.

Situation of both teams

The culé squad comes with lights and shadows: continues its good career in the league, but with the mole of the traumatic elimination in Champions League. His last match in domestic competition was at Mestalla, a clash that the Barça team won 0-1 with Lewandowski’s goal at the buzzer. come back Eric Garcia, after the overload he suffered in that same match, along with Christensen. It seems that the Catalan coach will bet on novelties, especially in a forward in which everyone wants minutes.

Secondly, the team from Almeria has been combining victories with setbacks since the beginning of last October. The last match ended with a victory at home against Celta de Vigo 3-1thus managing to redeem himself from his last-minute defeat against Villarreal. He has managed to recover from Sadiq’s departure and his poor start to the season and occupies 13th position in the classification level on points with Getafe and Mallorca.

Coaches statements

In the preliminary hearing, Xavi Hernandez began by talking about the topic of the day: the withdrawal of Gerard Piqué. The coach commented that they have him until Tuesday’s game against Osasuna. The culé coach also denied a bad relationship with the central defender, assuring that he has to “do the best for the club”. He finished talking about the Barça ‘3’ saying: “We want to say goodbye to Piqué with good feelings. We want to play well to make the public enjoy. May it be a great day for the club and for him. For me he is one of the best centre-backs in history.”

Speaking about the rival, the former midfielder praised the Almería coach: “Rubi is a great coach. He can set up two systems, we’ll see what he does. It is a team with good footing in midfield and technique up front. Away from home they haven’t been good but they are a very well-worked team. He will be a tough opponent to beat.”

On the other hand, Rubi was questioned about the influence that the sudden withdrawal of Gerard Piqué, to which the coach replied: “The package of the game is different now. We in the field have to escape and not be invited by stone. We want to put on a great performance because more people than expected will be very attentive to the pitch”

On how his squad faces the remaining days before the World Cup break, the coach replied: “There are three points at stake tomorrow and we have to fight for them. The Getafe match closes the classification for two months, and regardless of the result in the Camp Nou our most important date is tomorrow, and Rayo showed that it can be added there. Almería haven’t made a big mistake yet and we hope to hit the jackpot.”


As a newly promoted player, we have little recent history of meetings between the two teams. Thus, any previous results it has no influence or significance in what this duel can be. To see the last match between these two teams we have to go back to April 8, 2015in which Barcelona won by 4-0 against Almería with a double Luis Suarez and goals from Leo Messi Y Mark Bartra.


The match played in the azulgrana field will be refereed by Pablo Gonzalez Fuerteswhile Santiago Jaime Latre will be in charge of the VAR.

When, where and how to watch the match?

The game will take place next Saturday, November 5 at 9:00 p.m. on Spotify Camp Nou. It will be broadcast on the channel DAZN LaLiga, DAZN and LaLiga TV Bar. In addition, it will also be seen through the operators Movistar Y Orangewhich will offer the game on the Internet and with access from your mobile, tablet, computer or Smart TV.

Possible starting lineups

Barca: Ter Stegen; Bellerin, Eric Garcia, Pique, Bucket; Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Gavi; Ferran Torres, Ousmane Dembele and Robert Lewandowski

Almeria: Fernando Martinez; Mendes, Babec, Rodrigo Eli, Akieme; Of the Hoz, Melero, Robertone; Embarba, Leo Baptistao, El Bilial Toure

Preview FC Barcelona vs UD Almería: goodbye to Piqué in a cheating match