Barcelona suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Deportivo Alaves on Saturday after manager Luis Enrique took the decision to rest several of his key players following their international exertions. The manager will not be making that mistake again as the Catalans prepare to face Celtic in the Champions League.
Barcelona suffered a shock defeat at the hands of newly promoted side Deportivo Alaves at the Nou Camp on Saturday.
New signings Samuel Umtiti and Denis Suarez handed their first league start as Barcelona take on Real Betis at Nou Camp for the season opener.
Barcelona will have to cope without the availability of attacking star Neymar in their season opener as the Brazilian aims for Olympic gold at Rio.
Barcelona look to avoid an upset in the season opener as the Blaugranes' are riddled with injuries to first-team players ahead of the match against Real Betis.
Just after the 90’ minute - Lorenzo Insigne picked up the ball along the left touchline and delivered a brilliant cross field ball across to Darmian. Darmian, took a couple of flustered touches before calmly finding Pelle who belted it into the back of the net. Italy had finally scored the second goal, Antonio Conte, overjoyed found himself climbing on top of the dugout; Spain, subdued and lacklustre throughout the evening were going home.
Croatia pulled off a shocking upset over defending champions Spain in the European championship to top group D. However midfielder Andres Iniesta once again proved to be one of the best players on the pitch despite his team's loss.
Spain and Croatia will play the final match in Group D on Tuesday to determine who tops the group. Spain is comfortably placed at the table summit with 6 points from a possible 6, while Croatia were left licking their wounds after they lost 2 points to Czech republic despite taking a 2 goal lead in a match marred with fan violence.
UK based television network ITV have created one of the most amazing opening credits for their Euro 2016 coverage. All the fans of animated films will definitely love this one.
Defending champions Spain take on Turkey in a Group D clash on Friday, hoping to take control of the group that also comprises of Croatia and the Czech Republic.