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Xavi’s Barcelona Up in opposition to Title Hopefuls Sevilla at Camp Nou

Barcelona and Sevilla will play on Tuesday evening (Wednesday IST) in a sport that’s essential for the La Liga title race. The sport truly belongs to the fourth spherical of the season, however was postponed attributable to either side having gamers away on worldwide obligation in South America.

It now comes with Xavi Hernandez on the helm of Barca trying to advertise youth workforce gamers and construct for the longer term.

There have been indicators, such because the first-half show in opposition to Elche on Saturday (December 18) and the earlier weekend’s sport away to Osasuna, that Xavi has a long-term restore job on his fingers, particularly with departures anticipated through the January switch window.

Sevilla have emerged as the primary title rivals to Real Madrid this season and a win within the Camp Nou would carry them to simply three factors off the highest of the desk after their hard-fought 2-1 win in opposition to Atletico Madrid on Saturday (December 18), Xinhua experiences. “We had a extremely powerful sport not way back and now we now have one other actually powerful sport,” said Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui, stressing that Barca “has very good young players and (Ousmane) Dembele has recovered”.

“They are a strong workforce and so they need to compete,” he added.

Tuesday additionally sees Villarreal play at house to third-from-bottom Alaves, with Villarreal aiming to realize extra momentum after their 3-1 win away to Real Sociedad.

On Wednesday, Atletico Madrid go to an enhancing Granada, whereas Real Madrid journey to play Athletic Bilbao within the San Mames Stadium.

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