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Barcelona vs UD Almería Football Match Score 5 November 2022

Barcelona vs UD Almería Football Match Score 5 November 2022

After scoring 36 goals in 59 league games for Znicz Pruskow, Robert Lewandowski joined Lech Poznan in June, 2008. The 184-cm-tall attacker scored 18 goals in 28 appearances for the club in the 2009/2010 Ekstraklasa campaign and during the season he was on Borussia Dortmund’s radar. The Polish forward signed a four-year deal with the Bundesliga side in June, 2010 and he quickly established himself as the team’s key attacker. Lewandowski was producing excellent performances with the Millionaires between 2010 and 2014 and it has to be noted that he won two Bundesliga trophies with the club (2010/2011, 2011/2012).

He participated in the 2012/2013 Champions League final with Borussia Dortmund, but the Millionaires were beaten by fellow Bundesliga side Bayern Munich in the title game. However, he betrayed Borussia Dortmund fans in 2014 as he signed a four-year deal with the Bundesliga giants. Lewandowski impressed in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign as he scored 30 goals in 32 league games for Pep Guardiola’s troops. The Polish footballer represented his homeland at Euro 2016 in France and he scored one goal at the showpiece tournament in France. In the wake of Gerard Pique’s shocking retirement news, Barcelona welcome newly-promoted Almeria to Camp Nou, as they look to keep the pressure on Real Madrid at the top. The Catalan giants released their Champions League frustrations on Viktoria Plzen in midweek, while the visitors recorded their fourth victory of the season last weekend, with a 3-1 win over Celta Vigo.

It has been another rollercoaster week at Barcelona, as one of the club’s greatest ever defenders, Gerard Pique, announced his retirement on Thursday evening, citing the weekend’s upcoming LaLiga fixture as his last ever appearance at Camp Nou.Having joined the club in 2008, the centre-back will leave the club with 616 appearances in all competitions, making him the fifth-highest appearance maker in the club’s history. One of only four to have managed more games in Blaugrana is Pique’s current manager, Xavi, who made the most of a dead-rubber Champions League tie to rotate his squad on Wednesday, handing minutes to four youngsters in a 4-2 win over Viktoria Plzen. Domestically, Barca are hot on the heels of arch rivals Real Madrid after they slipped up against Girona last weekend, with the gap now down to one point at the top of LaLiga.

Robert Lewandowski scored a 93rd-minute winner at Mestalla last time out, as Xavi’s men made it three consecutive wins in the Spanish top flight, with 29 goals scored and just four conceded in their 12 outings so far. Able to rest key players in midweek, a home clash against newly-promoted opposition should provide the perfect opportunity to keep up their title charge. Almeria are not going too badly themselves in LaLiga, as a 3-1 win over Celta Vigo last weekend lifted Rubi’s men to 13th in the standings. Helped by an early red card for Gabri Veiga, Los Indalicos made it three consecutive home wins in the league, having scored three goals in each of those hugely encouraging victories. There was concern at the club following the departure of star striker Umar Sadiq in August, as the Andalusian side went on a run of four games without scoring directly after losing the Nigerian forward.

Nonetheless, replacement sharpshooter El Bilal Toure quickly found his feet, as he netted in three consecutive games before the acquisitions of Adrian Embarba and Gonzalo Melero added top-flight quality to last season’s Segunda Division champions. Los Rojiblancos are yet to win on the road, with just one point from their six trips so far this season, and they will be up against it as they travel to Camp Nou, where Barcelona have scored 15 and conceded zero this campaign. Even after mass rotation in midweek, Xavi could not escape the injury curse, as Franck Kessie suffered a thigh injury in Plzen and had to be withdrawn after 67 minutes. Alongside the Ivorian, all of Sergi Roberto (shoulder), Ronald Araujo (thigh) and Eric Garcia (groin) will miss out, while Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen and Memphis Depay may be fit enough to make the bench.

Regardless, Gerard Pique will certainly start in the centre of defence, as he bids goodbye to Camp Nou once and for all. The visitors arrive with a relatively healthy squad, with only fringe players Juanjo Nieto and Ivan Martos looking likely to miss out. As such, we should not see too many selection surprises from Rubi here, who could name an unchanged squad from last weekend’s win. Following a fun win over Viktoria Plzen in their Champions League finale, Barcelona return to action in La Liga for their final home game before the break for the World Cup as they welcome Almería to the Greatest Stadium on Earth on Saturday Night Fútbol. Under normal circumstances this would be just a run-of-the-mill game as a Barça look to keep pace with Real Madrid in the title race. Barça will go top of the table for at least a couple of days with a win or a draw in this one, and three points are crucial to continue the good run of results outside of European competition.

But this isn’t a normal game: Saturday’s clash has taken a special meaning thanks to the announcement that Gerard Piqué is retiring from football after Tuesday’s game away to Osasuna, which means that the match against Almería will be Piqué’s farewell at Camp Nou. The stadium will be packed and the crowd will show their gratitude to a true club legend and one of the very best defenders in the history of Barça and the game, and although he didn’t confirm it in his pre-match press conference Xavi Hernández is expected to give Geri a start and the captain’s armband so he can say a proper goodbye to the fanbase. Almería will no doubt look to spoil the party and have enough firepower on the counter to cause problems, but they have the fifth-worst defense in the division and might not be able to put up a real fight against a Barça side that had their top players rested in midweek and will be hungry for a win on Pique’s farewell.

This will be a special night. Camp Nou will say goodbye to a legend, and we’ll probably watch a fun game with loads of goals and a big win for the home side. The Blaugrana have been in spectacular form at home in the league and that should continue against their struggling opponents this weekend Barcelona welcome Almeria to the Camp Nou on Saturday evening in what is an important La Liga clash for Xavi Hernandez’s men. The Catalans will move ahead of leaders Real Madrid with a win, as Los Blancos do not play until Monday, and Barca will surely relish the chance to put pressure on their title rivals.

The game will also be a significant event for Barca as Gerard Pique plays his final game in front of the Camp Nou crowd and the side will be desperate to give the centre-back a winning send-off. The Catalans are yet to concede a goal at home this season in La Liga and have won five consecutive matches in front of their own fans following their 0-0 draw with Rayo Vallecano on the opening weekend of the campaign. A home win is offered at 1/8 (1.12) with bet365 while Almeria are available at 14/1 (15.00) to claim what would be a historic victory given they have lost every match they have ever contested at the Camp Nou. Domestically Barca continue to pick up points and last weekend they capitalised on Real Madrid slipping up at home to Girona.

The Blaugrana boast an exceptional home record and their five consecutive Camp Nou wins contrast starkly with Almeria’s five successive defeats on the road. The side from Andalusia have scored just three goals in six away matches this term and against the best defensive unit in the division they are likely to draw another blank. Barca will dominate possession and are likely to be able to rack up another high-scoring home win against the side with the worst away record in La Liga.

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