WILL XAVI CHANGE SOMETHING?
The possible line-ups of the Inter-FC Barcelona Champions League
Published:3/10/2022 - 23:18h
Updated:3/10/2022 - 23:32h
FC Barcelona faces Inter Milan this Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. for the third day of the Champions League group stage. Xavi's doubts focus on defense
After doing with the leadership of LaLiga Santander, the FC Barcelona takes action in the Champions League this Tuesday to the 21:00 hours (CEST) to confront to the Inter of Milan in Giuseppe Meazza in a key party of face to the possible classification to the eighth of final. The group trained by Xavi Hernández is forced to add of to three and begin to encarrilar his pass to the following phase.
The Barça arrives to Milan with five drops stood out: Ronald Araújo, Jules Koundé, Héctor Bellerín, Frenkie of Jong and Memphis Depay, but is in the defence where more notice the absences. The trainer of Terrassa will be forced to do big changes in his saga to contain to an Inter that, although it has been very irregular in this start of season, always is an uncomfortable and dangerous rival in Europe. To continuation, our forecast of the XI:
Likely alignments of the Inter-Barça:
- XI of the Inter of Milan: Onana; Skriniar, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Asllani, Çalhanoglu, Dimarco; Lautaro, Dzeko.
- XI of the FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Eric, Christensen, Marcos Alonso; Busquets, Gavi, Pedri; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Dembélé.
His start of season is being sensacional, with alone four goals fit in nine parties between League and Champions League. Although it is true that still has the pending subject to leave his goal in zero in the continental tournament, the guardameta of Mönchengladbach is being key for the Barça of Xavi. Against the Inter will have to be very attentive, especially if it plays Lautaro that knows to read very well the spaces and how confine in the area.
In the defence is where more doubts there is: Xavi will bet by line of three knowingly that the Inter plays with two forwards or will follow with four defences? In any case, seems that the egarense will bet by Sergi Roberto that it has recovered and saw minutes against the Mallorca, as well as by Eric García, that was acting in League, accompanied by Andreas Christensen. Finally, Marcos Alonso aims to add his second titularity with the Barça.
Everything seems to indicate that it will return the midfield 'headline' of the Barça with Sergio Busquets like defensive pivote, backed by Gavi and Pedri González like interiors. In the bench, will await Franck Kessié that follows without despuntar or Pablo Tower, that still has not settled in the plans of Xavi Hernández.
The Barça could go out with his trident of luxury, the headline in the most important parties. Raphinha Aims to appear like right extreme, with Robert Lewandowski like leading centre and Ousmane Dembélé by the left. For the second part, Xavi could opt by Ansu Fati or Ferran Torres to freshen the line of attack.