Luis Suarez, Neymar, Lionel Messi and Iniesta are the main attacking figures of Barcelona and having all of these superstars in his squad it doesn’t seem like scoring goals will be a problem for the Spanish squad but the defensive section of the team is a different story.
The strength of Barcelona has never been their defence and it has sustained a huge blow after Gerard Pique received a red card due to the rants that he made during the Spanish Super Cup and Pique now has to serve a 4 match ban.
Aleix Vidal is not able to play until 2016 and the Brazilian right-back Douglas is out of action due to an injury. Luis Enrique still has enough defensive options at his disposal including the likes of: Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano, Marc Bartra, Jordi Alba and Thomas Vermaelen but some of them have recently been struggling their pre-season.
Dani Alves and Marc Bartra have made defensive mistakes in the pre-season schedule of Barcelona.
During the opening match of the season, Barcelona faced off with Athletic Club and a lonely goal from Luis Suarez was enough for the team of Luis Enrique to seal the triumph. Continue Reading