Also going to keep this one rather short considering its importance, or lack thereof. We play Malaga away at 6 pm tomorrow night. Malaga managed to get results in the last few weeks and have secured themselves La Liga football for the next season. So they also don’t have anything particularly to play for and I’m sure most of their players will be thinking about their summer plans.
Nevertheless, there is some relevant news. Guardiola has taken the rest the key palyers options and Valdes, Pique, Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta, Villa, and Messi will not travel for the game. Some will argue that Villa could have used the game to find his form, but hey, its only one game. Also, one needs to consider the physiological aspects. If he had taken Villa he may have felt like he wasn’t as important as those others, which could hurt him even more. Milito also won’t travel due to injury. Some good news with Puyol as he has trained normally the last two days. No big surprise to me, he looked super against Madrid in both Champions League games and there was no way in hell he wasn’t stepping on that field May 28th leading the boys.
The full squad for tomorrow is Pinto, Oier, Maxwell, Adriano, Alves, Abidal, Fontas, Barta, Busquets, Afellay, Keita, Mascherano, Thiago, Dos Santos, Pedro, Bojan, Jeffren, and Sergi Roberto. I doubt this is going to be any more exciting than the rather dull game versus Osasuna. But it will be a good run out for Adriano, Pedro, and Abidal who are all still not at proper match fitness.
So this is the 2nd last game of Barça before another long summer break. Enjoy it. Then all the focus goes to Wembley, though it’s safe to say its been on that the last 2 weeks.