Barcelona have reportedly completed the signing of highly-rated Real Valladolid winger Jose Arnaiz in a deal worth around €3.4 million.
While Barcelona have reached a point where they cannot make any mistake, they travel to take on Real Valladolid. Can Martino's men prevail? THT presents the match preview and other details.
FC Barcelona v Real Valladolid October 5, 2013; 20:00 GMT Camp Nou *** FC Barcelona host Real Valladolid in week 8 of this season’s La Liga with the hosts hoping to extend their 7 match winning run. Real Valladolid in contrast will be content with a third straight draw, at a stadium where they last got a point just under ten years ago. Despite a record breaking start to the domestic season, La Blaugrana are only ahead of Atletico Madrid on goal difference. Barcelona know that a slip up on Saturday could lead to the capital based side going top of La Liga the very next day. Gerardo Martino, the Blaugrana manager, will also want to dispel the myth that his side are over reliant on Lionel Messi, who is sidelined for a second straight game because of injury. Real Valladolid come into this match on the back of an impressive performance against Malaga where they looked threatening from set […]
Are FC Barcelona still on track to match Real Madrid's 100 point record? Can they overcome Valladolid on their way to match this feat?
After the heartbreak against Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid welcome Valladolid in an otherwise inconsequential encounter in the La Liga.
Real Madrid are away to Valladolid, a side which has been excellent so far in this campaign. THT previews the clash.