FC Barcelona took a giant stride towards qualifying for the next round of the Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) with a 0-2 victory in the first leg of their tie with Ceuta on Tuesday evening thanks to goals from Maxwell and Pedro.
Pep Guardiola is not taking anything for granted ahead of Tuesday’s cup game against third division Ceuta and insisted today: “it may not be the most important game of the season, but it is the most dangerous”.
The win in Zaragoza was the fourth on the run and marked the team’s best ever start to a season on the road. There have been five seasons when the team won their first three away games, but never before, their first four.
Barça travel to La Romereda to take on bottom club Zaragoza at 18.00 tonight for a game that promises plenty of emotion and excitement, with the fans no doubt hoping Leo Messi might just repeat his fantastic hat trick performance from last season.
Pep Guardiola is not taking anything for granted ahead of the game against Zaragoza and has insisted that their position at the foot of the table doesn’t mean anything. The boss also spoke about the physical problems affecting Valdés and Xavi.
Spanish team features no less than seven regulars from the Catalan champions. In a surprising week, Brazil and Argentina were sent home, while Spain reached semi-finals for the first time in its history.