As Guardiola explained following the win against Villarreal: “after the internationals come back, then the real season begins”. That season starts with a flurry of games that sees Barça playing seven games in 23 days.
Barça are back in league action at 18.00 this Saturday when they visit Anoeta to take on Real
Sociedad and that will be the start of three weeks of intensive action, with seven games in 23
Following their return from Donosti, Guardiola’s men face AC Milan at the Camp Nou in
the team’s Champions League opener, whilst the following week they are in Mestalla to face
Valencia in the first midweek league fixture of the campaign, with Atletico Madrid visiting the
Camp Nou the weekend after.
It’s never an easy task to get the team back after an international break and
it’s not made any easier by the fact that Guardiola’s team have to play four of the
seven games, 5 league and 2 Champions League , away from home –against Real Sociedad,
Valencia, Bate Borisov and Sporting de Gijón.