Barcelona vs Granada CF LaLiga Live Football Match Score 9 Jan 2021
Barcelona will be aiming to record their third straight La Liga victory when they travel to Granada on Saturday night, and the Catalan giants now have the top two in their sights.
Ronald Koeman’s side are currently third in the table, seven points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid, while Granada occupy seventh position, having collected 24 points from their opening 16 matches.
Diego Martinez’s side have played a lot of football this term as they competed in the group stages of the Europa League, advancing to the knockout round courtesy of a second-placed finish in Group E.
Granada also booked their spot in the third round of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, beating Cultural Leonesa 2-1 after extra time, with Darwin Machis coming up with the all-important goal.
El Grana have actually lost two of their last three in the league, including a 2-0 defeat at Eibar last weekend, but a solid start to the campaign has left them in seventh, which is where they finished last season
Granada vs Barcelona, La Liga: Team News, Match Preview
NAME: Granada – Barcelona
DATE: 9 Jan 2021
TIME: 17:30 UTC
VENUE: Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, Granada, Spain
Following an impressive win away to Athletic Bilbao in midweek, Barcelona return to action in La Liga with what promises to be another tough road game against Granada on Saturday.
For the first time this season, Barça performed well against a good team on the road. This simply hasn’t been a good Blaugrana side in games that matter, but they provided enough reason for hope with their performance on Wednesday to believe they can be competitive this season.
Ronald Koeman seems to have found his best starting eleven plus two or three other regulars, and the coach has also discovered that as long as Lionel Messi and Pedri are on the pitch together, there’s a really good chance that magic will happen.
The two have developed an incredible chemistry together for such a recent partnership. Messi seems to have a new best friend on the pitch, and when Leo starts to really look for a guy operating in the same wavelength with enough talent and improvisation to match his genius, special things begin to happen.