Big team faces small team. Big team has everything to lose, and nothing to gain. Except in this case, where the big team can gain three points and a little momentum headed into one of the most important weeks in their season. FC Barcelona are expected to beat newly-promoted SD Eibar tonight at the Camp Nou, and as such, no-one is going to make a huge deal out of a comfortable victory, but if anything, matches like this are just as important as a Clasico.
After all, travelling to the Santiago Bernabeu next week to take on the reigning European champions -- are we expected to win? On balance, probably not. We have a chance to exceed expectations which is great, but tonight we have to live up to them. More so this week than next, we will find out the Blaugrana's title credentials.
How does Luis Enrique's side cope with pressure, with expectation? Eibar might just let us know.
Now that I've finished talking up the importance of tonight's match I can get back to talking about our squad and a few of the milestones we could reach tonight. Potentially eight games without conceding a single goal (in La Liga at least); reaching 22 points out of a possible 24, maintaining and possibly even extending our leads over Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid; oh and maybe even Lionel Messi breaking one of the longest standing records in Spanish football.
FC Barcelona vs SD Eibar might not set pulses racing, but rest assured, this still promises to be an interesting night