& # 39; There is not much reversal, so it is quite possible that we will make changes & # 39 ;: Ernesto Valverde resigns due to treble chasing fact Barcelona will have to turn on nearby players for Huesca clash after matches at Manchester United
In the final of the Copa del Rey and with a comfortable lead of 11 points at the top of La Liga, Barca coach Ernesto Valverde is expected to give a number of players in the pool a chance to visit Huesca at the bottom on Saturday.
Hit after Barca, who has a 1-0 lead on Tuesday in the second stage of the Champions League quarterfinals against Man United, is comfortably ahead of the second-placed Atletico Madrid, while the big rivals Real are 13 points behind the Catalans. with only seven games to go.
The coach will almost certainly omit Lionel Messi, whose nose became bloody and bruised by a tough challenge against United. & # 39; He has a significant bruise and we will have to see what the scans say, & # 39; Valverde explained.
Ernesto Valverde will have to rest players this weekend for the match against Huesca in La Liga
Lionel Messi was caught in a nasty collision with Chris Smalling and his nose was bleeding
The Brazilian duo Philippe Coutinho and Malcom will especially impress. Coutinho, who accompanied Barcelona last January for a £ 142 million club record from Liverpool, is flattered to mislead in Catalonia, unable to set a regular starting position and was won in the Champions League victory after another anonymous hour taken away.
Malcom, meanwhile, has only started two La Liga this season and will try to take advantage of the opportunity to force its way into Valverde & # 39; s plans for the tail of the season.
& # 39; We will see what everyone is like, but there is not much change, so it is quite possible that we will make changes on Saturday & # 39 ;, Valverde said.
Atletico will be without Diego Costa for the rest of the season after his red card in Barcelona. The Spanish international has received an eight-game ban after being accused of swearing at referee Jesus Gil Manzano before taking his arm and refusing to leave the playing field.
Malcom has only started two La Liga this season and will use this opportunity
They are organizing wrestlers Celta Vigo this weekend and coach Diego Simeone insists that they still give everything until the end of the campaign.
& # 39; The season is not over yet, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I will evaluate it with the fact that we have won the European Super Cup, that we are fighting for second place in the competition. If that is seen as a bad season, then happy days. & # 39;
Celta is two points outside the relegation zone, but their striker Iago Aspas has scored five goals in his last three games.
Elsewhere, Real Madrid team visits Leganes on Monday night to keep pressure on Atleti in second place, while Sevilla hosts Real Betis in what is always a fierce city derby on Saturday night.