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Porto-FC Barcelona: The possible line-ups for matchday 2 of the Champions League

Published:3/10/2023 - 20:46h

Updated:4/10/2023 - 18:01h

The FC Barcelona takes into account that it needs to do the duties this Wednesday if it does not want to have any complication in his aim to advance like leader of his group in the Champions. Thus we analyse the possible XI of the culés

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The FC Barcelona has a new challenge in the Champions League. This Wednesday (21:00 hours) confronts to the rival harder of his group, the Port wine, and thus Xavi Hernández will look for to carry a party that can mark the leadership of the group. With this context, the Catalan technician would take into account to plant his best XI on the field luso, although they still remain a pair of doubts that resolve.

Taking into account that the Barça arrives to this meeting with three important drops, as they are Frenkie of Jong, Raphinha and Pedri, in defence seems to be the place where with Ronald Araújo inside the eleven headline the Barça could give a jump of important quality. The Uruguayan is a very important player for Xavi and arrives after resting in League, by what Xavi will have to decide if it will explain or no with Fermín from the beginning or who will be his right extreme title.

Likely alignments of the Port wine-FC Barcelona of the Champions

  • XI of the FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; I Cancel, Araújo, Koundé, Balde; Oriol Romeu, Gündogan, Gavi; Lamine Yamal, Lewandowski and Joao Félix.
  • XI of the Port wine: Diogo Coast; Mario, Fabio Cardoso, David Carmo, Wendell; Eustáquio, Alan Varela, André Franco, Iván Jaime, Galeno and Taremi.

Ter Stegen

The 'second' captain of the Barça will go back to be under the three sticks a night more with the intention to go in in the history of the Barcelona club. The '1' can go in in the podium of guardametas culés with more parties, having besides the confidence to go back to achieve a goal to zero, the past Friday in front of the Seville, by what in Europe will want to keep the same dynamics.

I cancel-Araújo-Koundé-Balde

In the defensive saga could have again rotations and Xavi could range the one who, in paper, would be the ideal defence of the Barça. The egarense comes to achieve correct some things with a line of four very similar, where the only change was the headline of Christensen in front of the Seville. I cancel it will keep on being indisputable in the right side, whereas Alejandro Balde will split by the left, understanding that they are two positions where his alternatives do not generate too many guarantees.


In the centre of the field, Gündogan is the only that it could 'peligrar' by the need of rotations, but the reality is that there is not more alternative, except a surprise with Fermín López. Thus, everything seems to indicate to that it will be Oriol Romeu the one who split like pivote so that they accompany him the midfield player Teutonic and Gavi.

Lamine Yamal-Lewandowski-Joao Félix

After the injury of Raphinha, the line of attack is where perhaps can exist some doubts. It can give by ensured that Lewandowski will keep on being to title when being the main offensive reference of the blaugrana. Everything seems to indicate to that Joao Félix will keep in the XI, in spite of a pair of parties something intermittent, and the doubt would be if go back to give him a new titularity to Lamine or trust Ferran from the beginning.

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