Four down, two to go; FC Barcelona have been unstoppable as of late, picking up four trophies in their past five competitive fixtures and they'll be looking to take a huge step towards securing number five tonight in the first-leg of their Supercopa de España clash with Athletic Bilbao at San Mames. Following their incredible extra-time victory over Sevilla FC on Tuesday in Tbilisi in the UEFA Super Cup, Barcelona will likely enter this match somewhat fatigued, and this, coupled with their home advantage has got Athletic Club wondering whether a shock could be on the cards.
Then again, who could possibly bet against a side featuring the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta, irrespective of some weary legs? The Blaugrana remain favourites to lift the trophy outright, although they will face a tough test tonight at San Mames. In fact, one could be forgiven for admitting that a narrow defeat -- carrying an away goal -- would be an acceptable result in this situation.
Alas, Barcelona will always aim for the win and they are boosted by the return from injury of Adriano Correia, who provides a more natural presence at left-back in our system that Jeremy Mathieu, who drops out of the squad altogether. With the return fixture taking place on Monday, Luis Enrique may opt to make further changes -- with the biggest question mark surrounding Pedro given all the rumours regarding his future.
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