Preview : Barcelona – Sporting Gijon La liga (video) 03/03/2012 -watch live match
March 3, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
Camp Nou, Barcelona — Barcelona
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo
Barcelona and Sporting have met each other 40 times in Barcelona in La Liga. Barca have won 35 times, Sporting only once.
Lionel Messi is suspended for the match.
Pedro: “It has never been easy against Sporting Gijon”
“It has never been easy against Sporting,” he said. “They always prove they have a great team when they play against us.
“[Sporting coach Javier] Clemente likes to be aggressive and he makes his teams reduce the space between the lines. I’m sure it will be difficult.”
“The truth is that we are 10 points behind. We have to try and not lose any more and wait for Madrid to drop points to cut into their lead,” Pedro told a press conference.
“If their lead increases, the league will be very complicated. We won’t give up on this title and we’ll fight until the end.”
“It is his opinion,” Puyol told Catalunya Radio. “We are all aware that it is difficult but Pep’s words don’t end here.
“We will fight until the end of the season and we intend to win all the games.”
Valdes;Alves, Puyol, Mascherano, Adriano;Xavi, Keita, Iniesta;Alexis, Cesc, Pedro
Pablo;Lora, Botia, Gregory, Canella ;Cases, Rivera;Carmelo, Castro, Cuevas;Barral