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Barcelona is seeking to be alone, at least temporarily, when it hosts the Camp Nou Deportivo Alaves in the 18th week of the Spanish League.

Barca had tied with Real Madrid negatively in “Classico Land” midweek, and they remained equal in points (36 points each), with the Catalan club advancing by goal difference.

By defeating Deportivo Alaves, Barcelona will put more pressure on arch-rivals Real Madrid, who will host Athletic Bilbao on Sunday at the end of the week.

Barcelona enters the meeting after a negative tie in the El Clásico with Real Madrid last Wednesday, where the Barca players suffered in the match after a great performance on the part of Real Madrid players and a distinct tactic of the French coach Zinedine Zidane, the coach of Al-Moringi.

Valverde is looking to restore the tone of the victories, where he also drew last Saturday in the last round of La Liga with Real Sociedad positively 2-2, in the meeting held on the ground of the Inuit Stadium.

On the other hand, the Alaves team hopes to get the least losses from the Spanish horror stadium, as Alaves used to make good offers on this stadium, and the coach of the team is looking for a correction after he occupied a late position in the table.

MATCH INFO

Start date: 21. Dec 2019, 17:00

Location: Barcelona 

Venue: Camp Nou

Referee: Mario Melero Lopez, Spain