The FC Barcelona It has many open fronts and the short term goal is to start closing them one by one. The first one is LaLiga Santander, a championship that the team Ernesto Valverde has to touch because, with just six more points, the Catalans will be champions mathematically and can focus on the Champions League and in the Copa del Rey.
The great short-term goal is for the alirón to take place this week, since next Wednesday the visit of the Liverpool to the Camp Nou to dispute the semifinals of the Champions League and it would be something extraordinary to leave LaLiga sentenced mathematically. To not depend on anyone else, the Catalans must win both games against the Deportivo Alavés and the I raised.
However, there would still be a more beneficial option: that the Atlético de Madrid lost in his duel against Valencia during the week and that the azulgranas won in Mendizorroza This possibility would make the Catalans not play anything over the weekend against the Levant and that they could book all the holders in view of the match against Liverpool.
In other words: Valencia can take a capote to FC Barcelona and the fat ones. The team will arrive very close to the Wanda Metropolitan and, in case of defeating those of Simeone, will give Valverde much more leeway to plan massive rotations next weekend.
Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, will try to delay the Alirón Culé as long as possible and for this you need not leave points against Valencia, who already proved that you can against the biggest defeating Real Madrid in Mestalla In case the valencianistas can not with the colchoneros, the FC Barcelona will have the option to celebrate the title at the Camp Nou, with their fans.
Valverde already announced rotations
Whatever happens between Valencia and Atlético de Madrid, there will be rotations, to a greater or lesser degree. Ernesto Valverde knows how important it is to dose his players before a calendar so plagued of parties and will try to give rest to its soccer players of gradual way. Both against Alavés and against Levante, many heavyweights will rest.