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Oct 14, 2011

The cartoon featured today on right expresses the anxiety we Barca fans have about International breaks. It's not like we lost so much after International breaks, but there is no denial that a number of our lackluster performance came following the break. But this time around we shouldn't have such thoughts crossing our mind as the cartoon say "We got Andres Iniesta - The Anti FIFA Virus Guys". Iniesta has been declared fit last week and has been training with the B-Team. So he should be raring to go from the start. But Guardiola would only want to ease him slowly back into action. So he should get some playing time but not from the start. Meanwhile he could be pondering to rest Messi also especially after the South American players came only on Thursday. But the problem will be to telling that to Messi. Messi had a kind of confusing international outing - first he scored a goal after two years in Argentina colours in the victory against Chile. But then it went the other way when they lost to Venezuela in days. So he will be roaring to put that defeat past him. So will be Alves, who got himself sent of in 2-1 victory against Mexico.

Racing Santander could be a real tricky team for us to play after a tricky international break. They are still searching for their first victory of the season, having scored only four times this season. So it would be foolhardy to expect them to search for that victory at Camp Nou. They would be coming to Barcelona in a simple intention of stopping Barca from scoring a goal. FC Barcelona has scored eighteen goals in three of thei home matches this season. The worrying part for Racing would be that 10 of them came against Villareal and Atletico Madrid. So that's kind of worrying for them. Guardiola should go in for a strong line-up for tomorrow's match. We should see Messi, Pedro and Villa upfront. The midfield should see Xavi, Busquets and Thiago. There could be a chance of Keita coming in for Xavi has picked up a slight strain on international duty. The defense should see Alves, Pique, Puyol and Abidal with Valdes on goal. I would seriously like to see Fontas playing with Puyol, but we all know that's not going to happen. As far as prediction is considered, I am banging on our excellent home record against the curse of FIFA virus. So I am going for yet another 5-0 victory.

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