Barcelona FCB Ansu Fati (13'), Depay (Pen 41'), Coutinho (85')
3-1 FT
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Primera Division Gameweek 9
Oct 17, 2021 KO: 19:00

Barcelona - Valencia

Camp Nou Barcelona
Referee: Jesús Gil
  5' Gaya
Ansu Fati 13'  
Depay (Pen) 41'  
Coutinho 85'  

Match preview

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Ronald Koeman will need to rely on back-up players as his Barca team look to take all three points from Valencia

Ronald Koeman will be praying for all three points on Sunday when his Barcelona side welcome Valencia to a nervous and greatly concerned Camp Nou.

Unfortunately for the Dutch manager, his side are still without a number of key players and will have to make do with quick-fixes across the pitch.

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In defence, Koeman will be without Ronald Araujo to injury and is likely to stick with a back four of Jordi Alba, Eric Garcia, Gerard Pique and Sergio Dest, with the safe hands of Marc-Andre Ter Stegen between the posts.

Pedri remains out injured, which will be a huge blow to Barca’s chances of taking all three points from Valencia this weekend. However, Koeman will be expecting a trio of Frenkie de Jong, Sergi Busquets and Gavi to make up for the Spaniard’s absence.

Some good news comes in the form of Ansu Fati starting on the wing for Barca, with Memphis Depay on the opposing side and Luuk de Jong through the middle as the classic No.9, while Sergio Aguero remains out of action.

How Barcelona could line up

Match statistics

Barcelona
Statistics
Valencia
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
9
6
Draws
5
7
Losses
6
7
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
33
30
Goals Per Game
1.65
1.50
More > 2.5 Goals
13
12
More > 3 Goals
5
7
Scored First in a Match
10
7
Scored Both Halves
4
6
Won More > 1 Goal
4
4
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
27
25
Did Not Score
5
4
Both Teams Scored
11
13
Kept Clean Sheet
6
5
Won Without Conceding
4
3
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
900
570
Possession
68
47
Passes
732
406
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
10
Shots on Target
5.26
4.05
Goals out of Shots
0.13
0.17
Crosses
14
14
Offsides
2.11
2.38
Penalties
0.10
0.20
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.30
0.25
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
9.36
20
Interceptions
9.73
10
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
11
13
Total Shots Conceded
9.95
13
Shots on Target Conceded
3.60
4.40
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.16
0.11
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
13
Yellow Cards
2.15
2.30
Red Cards
0.05
0.05

Injuries

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  2. Tendon injury image description
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  4. Meniscus injury image description

Suspended

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