Nou Camp baptism for Setien

Saturday January 18 2020

Quique Setien (L) must reinvent the stalling N

Quique Setien (L) must reinvent the stalling Nou Camp juggernaut. AGENCIES PHOTO  

By Allan Ssekamatte

SPANISH LA LIGA
Barcelona 3 Granada 1
Quique Setien’s debut in the Nou Camp dug out sees him try to implement the Cruyffian philosophy of pass and move. The absence, through injury of Luis Suarez, means Lionel Messi will lead the line with Antoine Greizmann.
OTHER MATCHES
Eibar 1-1 Atletico Madrid
Leganes 1-1 Getafe
Levante 2-1 Deportivo Alaves
Real Madrid 2-1 Seville
Osasuna 1-0 Valladolid
Mallorca 1-2 Valencia
Real Betis 2-2 Real Sociedad
Villarreal 2-0 Espanyol
Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Celta Vigo

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Liverpool 2 Man United 0

The return from injury of Fabinho adds solidity to a Liverpool midfield that has not conceded in 550 minutes of Premier League action. Manchester United will become the last team to lose to the Kop this season.

Newcastle Utd 1-2 Chelsea
Despite St James Park being a traditionally difficult hunting ground for Chelsea, I expect the Londoners to thrive as spaces available will allow their counter-attacking game to thrive.

Arsenal 2-1 Sheffield Utd
Gunners players are finally coming to terms with the possession based pressing game Mikel Arteta expects of them. This should allow Arsenal to prevail in a close encounter.
OTHER MATCHES
Watford 1-1 Tottenham
Brighton Hove 2-1 Aston Villa
Man City 3-0 Cry Palace
West Ham 1-1 Everton
Southampton 2-1 Wolves
Norwich 1-0 Bournemouth
Burnley 1-1 Leicester City

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ITALIAN SERIE A

Napoli 2 0 Fiorentina

Napoli haven’t been playing as poorly as the results they are registering. They were the better team against Lazio last week only to be undone by a David Ospina howler. Gennaro Gattuso’s side will overcome Fiorentina.
OTHER MATCHES
Juventus 2-0 Parma
Lecce 0-2 Inter Milan
Lazio 2-1 Sampdoria
Sassuolo 1-1 Torino
AC Milan 1-0 Udinese
Bologna 2-1 Hellas Verona
Genoa 1-1 AS Roma
Brescia 1-2 Cagliari
Atlanta 3-1 SPAL

GERMAN BUNDESLIGA

Schalke 2 2 Gladbach
OTHER MATCHES
Augsburg 2-3 Dortmund
Cologne 1-1 Wolfsburg
Dusseldorf 1-2 Werder Bremen
Hoffenheim 1-1 Frankfurt
Mainz 2-1 Freiburg
RB Leipzig 3-1 Union Berlin
Hertha Berlin 1-3 Bayern Munich
Paderborn 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen

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