It seems like a key game to try to truncate this bad dynamic that the team has been acquiring in recent weeks. There will be some changes compared to the eleven that came out last Sunday to play against Cádiz. Koeman is more than likely to line up these eleven players.
The German goalkeeper is one of those players whose absence most could be noticed. His skill with his feet and his enormous ability to get Barcelona out of trouble make him undeniable.
Dest’s latest games are starting to justify bringing him to the club. While it is true that against PSG he was not up to the task, he was one of the best against Cádiz. In the offensive between him and Mingueza there is no color.
Since he has returned, he is already an indisputable fixed. It is not just his ability to defend but his leadership ability that positions him as the most important player in this defense.
It would be a detail for Koeman to line him up after his big mistake made in the area that cost Barcelona so dearly last Sunday. The gesture of pointing out leaving him on the bench could sink the French.
If we see his connecting offensive version with Leo Messi we talk about one of the best full-backs in the world, the dangerous thing is that he is in passive mode in defense.
He will occupy the position of Busquets after the bad game of Badía against Cádiz. The Dutch coach will bet on the three “short” midfielders to try to control the engine room.
He will have another chance to show that he is more than qualified to play for Barcelona. His situation has changed a lot, because in the early stages of the season he didn’t count for anything at all. Months later, he is one of the first to enter the field when circulation slows down.
He was the best against Cádiz and has been the best alongside Messi for several months. One more day he will have the task of carrying the offensive football of the team on his back.
Golden opportunity to claim. He comes like a plane after his essential goal against Betis and his double against Alavés.
The one who always shows his face. A bad game of yours is a bad game of Barcelona, but as the day has, there is no defense capable of stopping the waves of attacks it generates. Indispensable.
The main question is whether Griezmann or Dembélé will play. It seems that Ousmane leaves with integers to be chosen after his remarkable performance in the last three meetings.