x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Barcelona will not change their ways

Barcelona host Real Zaragoza tonight at the Camp Nou after two games without victory - a 0-0 draw last Sunday at Valencia followed by a shock 2-1 Champions League loss at home to Rubin Kazan.

Barcelona host Real Zaragoza tonight at the Camp Nou after two games without victory - a 0-0 draw last Sunday at Valencia followed by a shock 2-1 Champions League loss at home to Rubin Kazan. Despite the inevitable pressure that run of form has brought, Barca are adamant they will not change their way of playing. "It was an unexpected defeat, but a game in which the game of Barcelona was good and in which we dominated the opposition," Barca midfielder Xavi said. "We think we're doing things right. The day of the Valencia things were not perfect, but against Rubin we were more ourselves. The team is comfortable, we feel good and believe that we are following the right line. "That was a game we would usually win, but that set off alarm bells after the Rubin game, which was unjust." Quique Flores has been confirmed as the new coach of Atletico Madrid until the end of the season. The former Benfica and Valencia manager will replace Abel Resino, who was sacked on Friday following the club's dismal start to the campaign. Flores, 44, spent last season in charge of Benfica after being dismissed by Valencia in October 2007. Atletico have just one win in 10 Primera Liga matches and Wednesday's 4-0 drubbing at Chelsea left them bottom of their Champions League group. Barcelona v Real Zaragoza, KO midnight, Aljazeera Sport + 2