Lucho: Anything can happen

Luis Enrique believes “anything can happen” in the final two rounds of La Liga fixtures but warns Las Palmas pose “maximum difficulty” for Barcelona.

Barca can win their third straight League title if they win their remaining two games and Real Madrid lose one of their three.

However, the Blaugrana’s clash with Las Palmas on Sunday is at Gran Canaria – best known as being the only venue that Lionel Messi has played at without scoring.

“Only 14 points for Las Palmas in the second part of the season? My job as a Coach is to assess the complications that can arise in a match,” the Coach said at a Press conference.

“I think Las Palmas have had a very good season, being in the top half of the table and with a very good style of play.

“They haven’t found victories away from home in this second part of the season, but at home they’re still very dangerous. They’re going to demand a lot.

“Many absences in defence? Yes, but that’s why we have this squad and we have players who can be effective.

“Las Palmas’ forwards especially effective against three-man defences? We’ll go with the tactical system that gives us more advantages.

“Pique? He’ll be out of tomorrow because he’s not been able to train all week. He’s felt discomfort all week, so he’s out.

“The mood of the players, staff and the whole club is to win the two trophies in which we’re immersed.

“We’ll play for the League until the last day and we’ll see what can happen. We’ve seen results on the last day in recent history, so anything can happen.

“Unrest at Las Palmas? They won’t be easy opponents. I’d say they posed maximum difficulty due to their fans, style of play and our previous meeting at Camp No.

“Despite us picking up a great result, they caused us a lot of problems without the ball, so this is a particularly dangerous match.

“Reverting to 3-4-3? I have different possibilities, I can change my right side and put players there that have never done so. It doesn’t stop being a nice challenge for how we can resolve this situation.

“Marlon to start? Clearly he’s an option [for my starting XI]. Madrid? It’s been a long time that I’ve only focused on Barca.

“If we win the League there has to be a party, I don’t think what I said at the time was anything strange.

“What I’ve learned during these three years? I don’t think it’s the right time to answer that.

“What I think about Dani Alves leaving for free and now playing in the Champions League final? Nothing. I love that Dani is a key player, wherever he is.

“I think I’ve already spoken about the level of Dani Alves as a player and as a person. I congratulate him and wish him the best.

“Alleged fight between Unzue and Neymar? I don’t care about anything that doesn’t have to do with the Las Palmas match.”

Las Palmas (probable): Varas; Michel, Lemos, Bigas, Helder; Montoro, Mesa, Viera; Jese, Boateng, Halilovic

Injuries/suspensions: Dani Castellano, Tana, Vicente (I) Boateng (doubtful) Livaja (S)

Barcelona (probable): Ter Stegen; Mascherano, Umtiti, Alba; Gomes, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Injuries/suspensions: Vidal, Mathieu, Pique, Rafinha (I) Sergi Roberto (S)

Referee: Gonzalez Gonzalez

Form guide: Las Palmas (L L L D L) Barcelona (W W W W W)

Previous meeting: Barcelona 5-0 Las Palmas

Kick-off time: 19:00 BST/20:00 local time (LIVE on Football Espana!)

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