Barcelona vs Eibar Live Football Score 22 May 2021
NAME: Eibar – Barcelona
DATE: 22 May 2021
TIME: 16:00 UTC
VENUE: Ipurua Municipal Stadium, Eibar, Spain
Barcelona will be looking to end their 2020-21 La Liga campaign on a high when they travel to already-relegated Eibar on Saturday evening.
Ronald Koeman’s side cannot finish higher than third but could still drop into fourth on the final weekend of the campaign, while Eibar’s relegation was confirmed when they lost 4-1 to Valencia on Sunday night.
Eibar have been present in each of the last seven campaigns at this level of football but will drop into the Segunda Division for the 2021-22 campaign.
There is no getting away from the fact that it has been a tough campaign for the club, who have won six, drawn 12 and lost 19 of their 37 matches to collect 30 points, which has left them bottom of the table entering the final gameweek.
Eibar had a mini-revival earlier this month as they beat Alaves and Getafe in back-to-back matches before drawing at home to Real Betis, but Sunday’s 4-1 defeat to Valencia confirmed their relegation.
Jose Luis Mendilibar’s side have the worst home record in La Liga this season, picking up just 13 points from 18 matches, recording only two victories.
There will be a lot of changes at the club this summer, but a win over Barca on the final weekend of the campaign would certainly give their supporters something to cheer as they prepare for life back in the Segunda Division.
Barca saw their already-slim title hopes evaporate last weekend when they suffered a shock 2-1 home loss to Celta Vigo; the Catalan side have actually only won one of their last five in the league, leading to a host of speculation surrounding the future of head coach Koeman.
The 26-time Spanish champions, as mentioned, cannot catch second-placed Real Madrid, but they are not guaranteed third as fourth-placed Sevilla, who finish at home to Alaves on Sunday night, are just two points behind.
Barcelona (3-5-2): Neto; Araujo, Piqué, Umtiti; Dest, De Jong, Busquets, Puig, Alba; Dembélé, Griezmann
Eibar (4-4-2): Dmitrovic; Correa, Oliveira, Arbilla, Ángel; Gil, Diop, Atienza, Expósito; García, Enrich
Eibar vs Barcelona Predicted Lineups
Eibar Probable XI (4-4-2): Marko Dmitrovic; Cote, Anaitz Arbilla, Paulo Oliveira, Roberto Correa; Pape Diop, Miguel Angel Atienza, Bryan Gil, Edu Exposito; Sergi Enrich, Kike Garcia
Barcelona Probable XI (3-5-2): Neto; Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti; Jordi Alba, Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Riqui Puig; Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Martin Braithwaite