DOUBTS IN XAVI'S XI
Athletic Club-FC Barcelona: The possible line-ups for matchday 25 of LaLiga
FC Barcelona plays its penultimate 'final' before the national team break, this Sunday at San Mamés (9:00 p.m., CET). Due to the casualties, Xavi Hernández would have some doubts in his line-up
To the FC Barcelona remain him two parties before the stop of selections of the FIFA and, this Sunday from the 21:00 hours (CET) will contest one of them in front of the AthleticClub , by the dispute of the twentieth fifth day of LaLiga Santander 2022-2023. The culés come to suffer to win to Valencia (1-0) and have the intention to recover the good feelings, in Saint Mamés, before receiving to the Real Madrid in the Classical that it can begin to define the title for the Barcelona.
The ones of Xavi Hernández visit to the picture of the 'lions' with several drops. Everything seems to indicate to that Robert Lewandowski will be present in the party, after two weeks 'KO' by one overloads muscular, but will not be it Pedri González and Ousmane Dembélé, those who continue in the infirmary. Neither they will have Ronald Araújo that it was expelled of direct way against Valencia and will fulfil sanction this weekend. With all this in mind, review the possible alignments of both teams:
Likely alignments of the Athletic Club-FC Barcelona
- XI of the Athletic Club: Agirrezabala; Of Marcos, Yeray, Martínez, Berchiche; García, Vesga, Muniain; Nico, Berenguer, Iñaki.
- XI of the FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Koundé, Christensen, Alonso, Balde; Busquets, Of Jong, Kessié, Gavi; Raphinha and Lewandowski.
The guardameta of Mönchengladbach has the less won fence of Europe and will want to give continuity to his good series in the domestic championship, where only has fit eight goals. Marc-André ter Stegen will have to be very attentive, in Saint Mamés, to what can offer players like Nico or Iñaki Williams, two 'torments' for any goalkeeper in Spain.
In front of the absence of Ronald Araújo by sanction, after seeing the red cardboard in front of Valencia, Xavi could give entry to Marcos Alonso, the one who comes to do a partidazo in the Glass of the King against the Real Madrid. It would accompany, this time, to Andreas Christensen in the axis of the defensive saga, backed in the sides by Jules Koundé, in the right, and Alejandro Balde in the left.
In the centre of the field will follow the drop of Pedri González, the one who follows without being to 100% of his injury, although in Saint Mamés will return a Gavi that there was absent state in the last day by accumulation of cards. Thus, everything seems to indicate to that Xavi will give continuity to his plan to play with four midfield players, with Sergio Busquets, Frenkie of Jong, Franck Kessié and a Gavi playing more advanced, practically like false extreme by the left.
Waiting for that Robert Lewandowski was to 100% after his overload muscular, everything seems to indicate to that will go back to the XI of the culés. The footballer carries some weeks without 'wet' in LaLiga and wants to recover his rhythm to settle like the maximum artilleryman of the championship. His mate in attack can be Raphinha or Ferran Torres, but the Brazilian attacker part with more advantage in this opportunity.