Barcelona vs Leganes: Messi not in Valverde’s XI

first_imgBarcelona can turn their attentions back to La Liga on Sunday after successfully progressing in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, thanks to a 3-0 win over Levante at Camp Nou.Leganes are next up for Ernesto Valverde’s side, who command a two-point advantage over Atletico Madrid at the summit of the standings, having played one game fewer.They are expected to stretch that back to five points against opponents who are only three points clear of the relegation zone – though will have to do it without Lionel Messi. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game Barcelona vs Leganes Date Sunday, January 20 Time 8.30pm GMT / 3.30pm ET Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live  and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be streamed live on Eleven Sports One. UK TV channel Online stream N/A Eleven Sports One Squads & Team News Position Barcelona squad Goalkeepers Ter Stegen, Cillessen Defenders Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Miranda, Gonzalez, Chumi Midfielders Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal, Denis Suarez, Arthur, Alena Forwards Messi, Suarez, Coutinho, Dembele, Munir, Malcom Samuel Umtiti remains the foremost injury problem for Ernesto Valverde, who is without Rafinho and Sergi Samper, but Thomas Vermaelan is fit to startOusmane Dembele retains his spot in attack alongside Luis Suarez, but there is no Lionel Messi or Ivan Rakitic so Arthur Melo and Carles Alena start.Barcelona starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Vermaelen, Alba; Alena, Busquets, Coutinho; Arthur, Suarez, Dembele Position Leganes players Goalkeepers Lunin, Cuellar, Serantes Defenders Siovas, Omeruo, Dos Santos, Tarin, Silva, Nyom, Juanfran Midfielders Oscar, Recio, Vesga, Gumbau, Eraso Forwards Arnaiz, Merino, Ojeda, El Zhar, Braithwaite, Santos, En-Nesyri Leganes were hit with severe injury problems before beating Real Madrid in midweek and those issues have not eased much since.Midfielders Alexander Szymanowski and Ruben Perez are the most notable absentees, but they are also bereft of attackers Guido Carrillo and Diego Rolan, meaning the midweek matchwinner Martin Braithwaite will start once more.Ezequiel Munoz is struggling to be fit in the defence and Unai Bustinza, who would typically fill in, is banned.Leganes starting XI: Cueller; Nyom, Tarin, Omeruo, Siovas, Silva; Oscar, Vesga, Recio, En-Nesyri; BraithwaiteBetting & Match Odds Barcelona can be backed at 1/6 to win with bet365. A draw is priced at 7/1, while Leganes are 16/1 to cause a major upset.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more .Match Preview Luis Suarez BarcelonaBarcelona’s progress to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey has been mired in controversy, despite a thumping 3-0 success over Levante in midweek.Two goals from Ousmane Dembele and another from Lionel Messi gave them a resounding midweek success, though it was the 2-1 loss a week earlier that fell under scrutiny as their opponents claimed they had fielded an ineligible player in the form of Chumi, who should have been banned.The Spanish FA (RFEF) ultimately threw out the claims of their opponents but head coach Ernesto Valverde was still forced to step in and voice a defence of the club.“We acted correctly,” he affirmed. “If you look at the competition rules we did nothing wrong. Some people may interpret the rules a different way.“It needs to be made clear – not for the person who is writing the rules but for the people who are reading it.”More pressing for Barca, though, is a fixture against opponents who shocked them 2-1 in September.“We played very badly,” he remembered. “It was good during the week and we all had the feeling that we were going to win it but in a minute they scored two goals.“We have to learn from that. For us it is essential to get the points and start the second round of the season well.”Leganes, meanwhile, come into this encounter heartened by a 1-0 win over Real Madrid in midweek, although it was insufficient to knockout the capital giants from the Copa del Rey. An organised defensive side, they will hope to disarm Barcelona with their direct approach, which they have already shown this season can get the better of even the biggest teams.last_img read more

Partida Tequila Lime Chicken Wings

first_img 6 Classic Tequila Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious Unless you’ve been living under a rock, by now you know that the matchup for Super Bowl XLIX is set. On Sunday, February 1, 2015, the New England Patriots will be taking on the Seattle Seahawks in Glendale, Arizona. This is an eagerly anticipated matchup between two teams that have been widely considered the best in their conference all-season long.Though, if you’re like this particular writer, you just see it as a matchup between a robotically polite quarterback (Russell Wilson) and a pretty boy that has been ruining your life for a decade (Tom Brady); a showdown between a talented but irritating, blow-hard of a cornerback (Richard Sherman) and a freakishly athletic doofus tight end who doesn’t seem to understand how lucky he is to have been bestowed with such physical gifts (Rob Gronkowski); and battle of wits between an unlikeable, arrogant coaching genius (Bill Belichick) and a smug, well-traveled motivator (Pete Carroll).Both teams are entirely detestable (cough, Deflategate, cough) in every way—but that’s just me.Regardless of how you feel about the teams in this year’s Super Bowl, you’re going to want to watch the game with friends and family. That means you’re going to have to try and top whatever snack, dish or hors d’oeuvres you brought to the table last year. Luckily, as always, we’ve got a perfect recommendation for you—Partida Tequila Lime Chicken Wings.We’ve covered Partida and their excellent variety of all natural, 100% agave tequilas before, but this recipe puts their excellent spirit to culinary use. All you need is a bottle of Partida, some limes, agave syrup, spices like adobo and cumin, and salt and pepper to make a batch of delicious outside-the-box chicken wings. Plus, then you can wash down the wings with a neat glass of Partida, or one of their recommended cocktails.The easy-to-follow recipe is below. You’ve even got plenty of time to make a few practice batches before the big game. So that when the day comes, you can enjoy (or hate watch) this year’s Super Bowl in homemade culinary style.Partida Tequila Lime Chicken Wings Ingredients1 pound of chicken wings, cut into segments, tips removed and discarded1 tablespoon salt1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepperTequila Lime Sauce1/2 cup lime juice1/4 cup Partida Tequila (Blanco or Reposado)1 tablespoon agave syrup, sometimes called nectar (honey is a delightful alternative should no agave be on-hand)1 teaspoon lime zest1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon adobo sauce1/2 tablespoon freshly cracked pepper1/2 teaspoon saltDirections:Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Season the wings with salt and pepper and arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer. Cook until just brown and crisp, about 45 minutes.Make the sauce: Combine the lime zest and juice, tequila, agave syrup, cumin, adobo sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 tablespoon pepper in a bowl. Pour over the warm wings and let marinate at least 30 minutes. While wings are marinating, crank the oven up to 500 degrees.Place marinated wings back on clean baking sheet in single layer and in to oven. After 10 minutes, flip all wings one time and place back in over for addition 5-10 minutes until wings are crisp and golden brown.Transfer any remaining marinade to a saucepan and cook until slightly thick, about 8 minutes. Drizzle the wings with the sauce and top with cilantro, if desired.​ Maestro Dobel Diamante Blends 3 Tequilas Into One The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now Editors’ Recommendations 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summerlast_img read more