Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong in danger

After Barcelona‘s remontada against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey, Ronald Koeman and his men have switched focus to La Liga and their bid to put pressure on leaders Atletico Madrid. For that to happen, as noted by Diario Sport, they can’t afford any setbacks, but tonight’s assignment against Osasuna could offer two.

Both Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong, two of Barcelona’s best performers this season, are a booking away from a suspension. If either pick up a card this evening, they’ll miss the game against Huesca next weekend. To deal with this, the logical course of action would be to try and ensure that they both aren’t booked in the same game, as the Huesca game is a bonafide banana skin. After Huesca come Real Sociedad and Real Valladolid.

Frenkie de Jong

Then comes El Clasico, the biggest game of the season whenever it’s played but especially when it comes at the business end of a title race. Paradoxically, Koeman will hope that both players serve their suspension ahead of the clash with Real Madrid to ensure they arrive to that game clean. But it’s not an easy situation to manage, as every game is crucial this season.

Tags Barcelona Frenkie de Jong La Liga Lionel Messi

10 Comments

  1. Yusuf Adamu Garga says:

    Up Barcelona

    1. toba says:

      I do muy love bacelona

  2. Uche says:

    Barca all the way. Koeman should improve on his ability to read matches. His selections fail him sometimes. He also makes horrible substitutions. Since he dtopped playing Griezmann, my Barca has come back to winning matches. Let him try and finish this with all the trophies or without any, bye bye koeman. Welcome Xavi H

    1. Nagu says:

      FOR THESE 2 SEASONS 20/21 ANS 21/22 KOEMAN IS THE RIGHT MAN TO COACH BARCELONA, KOEMAN IS BUILDING FOUNDATION FROM YOUNG PLAYERS IN HARD TIME. AND NOW THERE A LOT OF THINGS HAVE BEEN SEEN TO YOUNG PLAYERS

  3. Olamie says:

    Griezmann is not the type of Barça player, please try Korald, I think he has the ability to develop in Barça style…

  4. Suleiman yusuf ganakakun says:

    Up ron koiman up barca

  5. Ahmed Kawonise says:

    Koeman didn’t come back to winnings ways bcos he dropped greizzy…his turnaround came he he decided to switch to 3-1-4-2/3-5-2 formation…so let that steak in bro

  6. Nurudeed says:

    all the way Barcelona

  7. Zaccheaus says:

    Barca for life. My favourite club

  8. Qhuoby says:

    I just wish that Koeman gives Miralem Pjanic a play time

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