BARCELONA

Barcelona could play eight games in just 24 days

If Luis Enrique's men see off Athletic Club in the Copa del Rey then the Catalan side would end up playing a game every three days.
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Barcelona could play eight games in just 24 days
Luis Tejido DIARIO AS

Get the balance right

Since Luis Enrique's arrival at Camp Nou as first team coach, an incredible amount of detail and effort has been invested in getting the physical balance right of his squad, with much time being given to appropriate resting periods between games and training sessions.

Luis Enrique Martínez

The imminent fixture list will provide a stern test of the physical capabilities of his squad with January and early February midweeks being dedicated to the Spanish Cup.

Fixture squeeze

At present Barcelona have six confirmed games (two in the cup and four league fixtures) which will take place between January 5 and 29. If Barça overcome Athletic in their Copa del Rey tie this will increase to eight games (two cup quarter final games) in just 24 days or an average of one competitive game every three days.

Villarreal, Las Palmas, Eibar and Real Betis are the next LaLiga rivals for the Catalan outfit with the Copa del Rey last 16 games taking place on January 5th (San Mames) and 11th (Camp Nou)