Brazil shouldn't have that much problems with this Catalunya side, because a lot of big players are missing. Xavi, Puyol and 2 others will play with Spain on the same day...Gerard, Guardiola and Sergi are injured...So they shouldn't give us a hard time I guess, but I recall a game against Andorra at the WC 98 warming up. That one was only 3-0...
It`s the Catalan National Team against the Barzilian National Team. Not Catalonian team or Catalan XL.:frustrat:
The team was named yesterday;
Porteros: Víctor Valdés (Barcelona B), Francesc Arnau (Málaga).
Defensas: Delfí Geli (Alavés), Joan Capdevila (Depor), Albert Lopo (Espanyol), Quique Alvarez (Villarreal), Daniel Tortolero (Barcelona B).
Centrocampistas: Albert Celades (Real Madrid), Alex Fernández (Espanyol), Albert Crusat (Espanyol B), Gabri García (Barcelona), Roger García (Espanyol), Miguel Angel Lozano (Málaga), Jordi Cruyff (Alavés).
Delanteros: Dani García (Barcelona), Oscar García (Espanyol), Raúl Tamudo (Espanyol) y Luis García (Valladolid).
Guardiola is the big star of the team. But he`s unfortently injured. Other injurys on Gerard, Sergi and Soler. Xavi, Curro Torres, Puyol and Luque are in the spanish NT and can`t play the match either.
I can`t make a line up with so many players missing. But Valez will proberly be in goal. Geli, Capdevila and Lopo will start. Celades, Gabri, Roger and Jordi in midfield. Òscar and Tamudo upfront. I`ve no idea who the fourth defender will be. Tamudo has made a superb season and will be the captain now when "Pep" can`t play. If you look at the players who`re missing you`ll relize that it`s weaker than usually. But it shouldn`t be underrestimated. It hasn`t lost for ages. During christams we won over Chile for exampel. I`m mostly worried about who`ll take the playmaking postion when niether of Xavi and Guardiola can play.
You can`t compare it with Andorra. It`s much better. Even without all the players who can`t play on Saturday.
The match starts at 21.00. I`ll cheer on both of them.
The Catalan side is good. But unfortently we can`t play with the strongest side. The names of Guardiola, Xavi, Curro Torres, Luque, Sergio, Gerard, Sergi and Puyol for exampel tells you that there`re alot of talent which can`t be used. Yesterday Gabri and Dani injured them self during training and won`t be able for the match.
I'm not saying he is not. I'm just saying that Denilson in the second half is more productive and will confuse the other team much more than once he starts fresh from the start like the ohter defenders of the other team!