Published: Mon, May 15, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Luis Enrique anticipating tough test for Barcelona at Las Palmas

Luis Enrique anticipating tough test for Barcelona at Las Palmas

Head coach Luis Enrique insists Barcelona can still beat Real Madrid to LaLiga glory, despite Zinedine Zidane's side taking a huge step towards the title on Sunday.

May 14, 2017 at 21:00, will be the next match of the 37 round of the Example of Spain, in which the stadium "Gran Canaria" on a visit to the local Las Palmas will come the Catalan Barcelona.

As per the squad list released by Barcelona's official website, the players that will be travelling to the Canary Islands are Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Masip, Rakitic, Sergio, Denis, Arda, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Mascherano, Alcácer, Alba, Digne, Gomes, Umtiti, Aleñá and Marlon.

Barca's hopes of a third successive league title depend on Real Madrid slipping up, but coach Luis Enrique said at press conference that his side were only focusing on their games.

Rodriguez's current team will go up against the Blaugrana on Sunday, at the exact same time Los Blancos will host Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu, and the Spaniard was recently asked if he would like to help his former club out this weekend.

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Another option is a return to a back three, a formation that worked so well in the comeback against Paris Saint-Germain but has been discarded lately.

Setien took charge of Las Palmas in October 2015, guiding the club away from relegation.

Luis Enrique told reporters: "Las Palmas have had a very good season".

Yet Madrid, who are also on 84 points, have a game in hand and will win a first title in five years if they take seven points from their remaining three fixtures. Sporting Gijon will be relegated if they fail to win at Eibar.

Picking a defence to face them becomes slightly easier when you have Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar in attack, though. Villarreal sat back because we had a very complete game.

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