FORCED CHANGES IN THE XI
United-Barça: The possible line-ups for the Europa League playoffs
FC Barcelona visits Manchester United this Thursday, starting at 9:00 p.m., for the second leg of the Europa League round of 32, after drawing 2-2 in the first leg. Xavi Hernández will have to make mandatory changes
The FC Barcelona plays a lot this Thursday, with the visit to the Manchester United (21:00 hours CET), by the turn of the dieciseisavos of final of the Europe League 2022-2023. In the party in the Spotify Camp Nou, remained empatados by 2-2 after the goals of Raphinha and Marcos Alonso, for the Barcelona, Marcus Rashford and the goal in own door of Jules Koundé.
The party of turn antoja like one complicated, because the Manchester United recovers to important players and the Barça loses to Pedri González and Gavi. Thus, Xavi Hernández will have to enter several changes in his alignment to try 'assault' Old Trafford. To continuation, our forecast of the alignments:
Likely alignments of the United-Barça
- XI of the Manchester United: Of Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lisandro Martínez, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred; Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst.
- XI of the FC Barcelona:Ter Stegen; Koundé, Ronald Araújo, Christensen, Balde; Kessie, Busquets, Of Jong, Sergi Roberto; Lewandowski, Raphinha.
The guardameta German has a new opportunity to show his level in Europe. In the party of gone already was important for 'contain' to the Manchester United, but went back to fit two goals and could have done something more in the one of Rashford. In spite of his regularity in LaLiga, still has pending debt in the continental competitions.
Xavi Hernández is forced to go back to bet by the best defence that has 'configured' in this season, because in the gone already suffered too much with the changes that did. In this sense, the most likely is that it bet by Jules Koundé in the right side and Alejandro Balde by the left band, whereas the couple of head offices could be composed again by Andreas Christensen and Ronald Araújo.
Sergi Roberto-Busquets-Of Jong-Kessié
In the medullary is where more there are doubts, because the drops of Pedri González (injury) and Gavi (cycle of cards) condition too much the plans of Xavi. Has two options: give continuity to the diagram with four midfield players, with the titularities of Sergio Busquets, Of Jong, Sergi Roberto and Kessié, or go back to play with three means and forwards. In this case, the most likely would be that 'Busi' play like pivote accompanied by Of Jong and Kessié.
Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha have all the ballots to lead the attack of the Barça in front of the Manchester United, again. The Pole comes to mark against the Cádiz, after three parties without 'wet', whereas the Brazilian has showed that is of 'sweet' in this 2023.