Barcelona starting the season with big ambitions. "Idolo" made some very serious signings, as the attack was weak last year now reying on new pair - Narciso Mina (topscorer of the league with 28 goals, the fact they were scored with modest team as Independiente JT making it even more impressive) and the Argentinian Pablo Luguercio (Racing). Mina already scored 5 goals for BSC in friendlies. Barcelona also added 2 very solid defenders - Jayro Campos (Deportivo Quito) and Fricson Erazo (El Nacional).
Deportivo Cuenca not expected to make some big things. The team lost its topscorer Govea who went to El Nacional. Just one more notable signing - Miguel Angel Paniagua, midfielder from Guarani.
With its new offensive power BSC should do a lot better now, big crowd will come to Monumental for this game and quite probably the hosts will take a head start of the year.