DOUBTS IN THE XI
The possible line-ups of the FC Barcelona-Pumas of the Trophy Joan Gamper
Published:7/08/2022 - 00:30h
Updated:7/08/2022 - 00:30h
FC Barcelona hosts Pumas this Sunday for the 2022 Joan Gamper Trophy. Xavi Hernández will have plenty of options to configure his starting line-up against the Mexican team
The FC Barcelona returns to the Spotify Camp Nou after the defeat against the Villarreal (0-2) in the end of LaLiga Santander 2021-22. The Barcelona enclosure goes back to open all his doors for the dispute of the edition number 57 of the Trophy Joan Gamper, with which the Barcelona give by 'begun' the season and will have the opportunity of reenocontrarse with his fans and present to the staff that will look for to litigate by the all the titles in the next months, included the five signings of this summer.
The rival of this edition will be the Cougars of Dani Alves. The balloon will throw to run to the 20:00 hours (in Spain) and the Barça will look for to carry the trophy again. For the occasion, Xavi Hernández will have all his staff and will have a lot of alternatives to configure his alignment, but foresees that it bet by which will be to title largely of the season. The egarense will have a lot of work to choose to the best eleven. To continuation, our forecast of the XI:
Likely alignments of the FC Barcelona-Cougars
- FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest, Araújo, Christensen, Alba; Busquets, Pedri, Gavi; Dembélé, Lewandowski and Ansu Fati.
- Cougars: González; Bennevendo, Ortiz, Freire, Rodríguez; Dani Alves, Meritao, López; Salvio, Dinneno and Of the Prete.
The guardameta German is to the doors to begin his ninth season in the FC Barcelona and is a particularly special year for him. It will look for to begin with good feelings and showing that it can be important. In it turns it of pre-season in United States showed very unsuspecting and only fit two goals in four parties, in front of the Juventus, both annotated by Moise Kean.
There are quite a lot of doubts regarding the defence title by which will bet Xavi against the Cougars. Has to a few available head offices and only is 'safe' that Ronald Araújo will be headline, possibly accompanied by Andreas Christensen or Eric García, place desconoce if Koundé is to 100% to play, also with the options of Gerard Hammered and Samuel Umtiti. By the sides could appear Sergiño Dest by the right and Jordi Alba in the left band.
In the centre of the field there are several alternatives, but foresees that the trainer of Terrassa bet by Sergio Busquets like pivote accompanied by the interiors Pedri González and Gavi. In the bench would remain Frenkie of Jong, Nico González, Miralem Pjanic and the recently fichado Franck Kessié. They could see minutes in the second part, but the most likely is that Xavi opt by 'Busi' and the two youngsters to cover the medullary of start.
In the line of attack also there are a lot of options and, therefore, doubts regarding what could take out Xavi against the Cougars. Robert Lewandowski has his titularity aseguradísima and everything aims to that like this it will be it in all the season, because from the Barça see him like the big leader for the attack. Only lacking for seeing who will accompany him by the extremes. Raphinha And Dembélé will contest the right, whereas by the left surely will appear Ansu Fati, with the alternative of a recently recovered Ferran Torres. In the bench will remain: Aubameyang, Memphis and Braithwaite.