TER STEGEN, THE GREAT DOUBT OF THE XI
FC Barcelona-FC Porto: The possible lineups for matchday 5 of the Champions League
FC Barcelona receives FC Porto this Tuesday, on the fifth day of the group stage of the Champions League, in a match in which Xavi Hernández's men must win, yes or yes, to ensure qualification for the next phase of the tournament. There are several doubts in the XI
The FC Barcelona looks for to shake the bad sensacionesespués of the tie against the Ray Vallecano (1-1). By in front, has a big challenge in the Champions League with the visit of the Port wine to Estadi Olímpic Lluís Compannys, this Tuesday from the 21:00 hours (9:00 PM CET). The Barcelona, with the same nine points that has the Portuguese group, has to certify his classification to the eighth of final of the continental tournament for the first time in two seasons.
Xavi Hernández has the obligation to put on the lawn his best possible alignment, although there are doubts. Waiting for what can happen with Marc-André ter Stegen, the one who could infiltrate to go in in the announcement. If it is not available, will be Iñaki Crag the one who was under the three sticks. Of rest, keeps the doubt of who will be in the leading culé. To continuation, our forecast of the alignments:
Likely alignments of the FC Barcelona-Port wine of Champions League
- XI of the FC Barcelona: Iñaki Crag; I Cancel, Ronald Araujo, Koundé, Balde; Pedri, Of Jong, Gündogan; Raphinha, Lewandowski and Joao Félix.
- XI of the Port wine: Diogo Coast; Joao Mario, Pepe, Fabio Cardoso, Sanusi; Galeano, Varela, Eustaquio, Pepé; Evanilson and Taremi.
In front of the more than likely drop of Marc-André ter Stegen, everything seems to indicate to that it will be Iñaki Crag the one who appear under the three sticks of the FC Barcelona. Against the Ray Vallecano already left a positive performance, but in the Champions League will be the big challenge. Will have by in front to Taremi at most danger.
Andn the defence can have changes regarding the saga that had presented Xavi in Vallecas. Everything seems to indicate to that they will be Jules Koundé and Ronald Araújo those who lead the axis of the defensive saga, with Alejandro Balde and Joao Cancel in the sides. Another possibility is that the Portuguese appear by the left, displacing to Araújo to the side and adding to Iñigo Martínez, but everything seems to indicate that the trainer will not alter a lot his plan.
In the centre of the field the main novelty could be Ílkay Gündogan, the one who rested in the visit of the Barça Vallecas. Everything seems to indicate that it will be beside Frenkie of Jong and Pedri González in the medullary and that Oriol Romeu will be the big sacrificed. Already against the Ray left feelings found and, except twist of guion or physical setback, the one of Ulldecona will split from the bench in the most important parties.
The big doubts of the Barça will be in the forward. Already against the Madrilenian there were a lot of problems in the attack and in front of the Port wine it will be necessary to revolutionise the system. Lewandowski Is the only fixed in the attack, whereas in the extremes could return Joao Félix and Raphinha to the titularity. Both can be key for desestabilizar the rival defence.