Our match prediction:
Out-of-form Barcelona will be looking to put an end to their three-game losing run in La Liga when they take on Deportivo La Coruna at Estadio Municipal de Riazor on Wednesday night. The Catalan giants have been struggling in the national championship of late and it has to be noted that the MSN trio scored no more than one goal in last three league fixtures. Barca are level on points with second-placed Atletico Madrid and considering that they are just one point above their bitter rivals Real Madrid in the La Liga standings, this has to go down as a must-win game for Luis Enrique’s troops. Deportivo did well to share the spoils with Sevilla at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan at the weekend, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Barca, who are hungry for a win. The defending champions have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Victor Sanchez’s troops and, taking everything into account, we predict that the league leaders will pick up all three points from Wednesday’s football match.
Highligted Player (Messi):
Lionel Messi is regarded as one of the best players in the history of football. He was born on 24 June, 1987 in Rosario and he began his football career at Newell’s Old Boys. At age 10 he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, but having realised his potential at a young age, Barcelona decided to pay for his treatment. Messi joined Barca in 2001 and he has been playing for the Camp Nou outfit ever since. The Argentine magician has won eight La Liga trophies with Barca and he helped the Catalan giants lift no less than four Champions League titles (2005/2006, 2008/2009, 2010/2011, 2014/2015). In the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign Messi scored 50 goals for Barca, while netting 14 goals in the 2011/2012 Champions League campaign. The five-time Golden Ball award winner has established himself as Barcelona’s all-time top scorer, but he has yet to win a trophy with Argentina national team at major tournaments. Leo Messi, though, has won Olympic Gold Medal (2008) and FIFA World Youth Championship (2005), with la Albiceleste.
Highlighted Team (Deportivo La Coruna):
Real Deportivo La Coruna (also known as Depor) is a Spanish football club founded in 1906 and is currently playing in the Primera Division. The Galician club hosts it’s home games in Estadio Municipal de Riazor in A Coruna. The stadium holds a capacity for 35 000 football fans. The club clolors are Blue and White. The biggest rival of the club from A Coruna is Celta de Vigo which is a football club from the same region. The Manuel Pablo incident in 2001 shows how big the rivalry is between both Galician teams.In the last years Deportivo la Coruna is playing in different divisions in Spain. In 1974/75 the club played in the Tercera Division. Since 1992 the club had it’s glory times with winning the league title in 2000. The Copa del Rey in 1995 and 2002. And the semi finals of the Champions League in 2004.Important players in the history of Deportivo La Coruna are: Makaay, Mauro Silva, Rivaldo and Bebeto.