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Xavi 'rules out' changes to Barça's XI against Girona

Published:8/12/2023 - 16:53h

Updated:8/12/2023 - 16:53h

FC Barcelona is on the verge of a 'final' in LaLiga, with Girona's visit to Montjuïc. Xavi Hernández is aware that there is a lot at stake and, therefore, he plans to continue with the approach that has worked the most for him.

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In the FC Barcelona, after a sinfín of experiments, formulas and 'inventions' of Xavi Hernández, are conscious that what works, does not touch . The trainer knows that, in the last two parties, against Port wine and Athletic of Madrid, the team has showed his more effective version and regulate, reason by which does not have more remedy that give him continuity and look for the form in which it can improve it, especially in the last pass.

And it is that, although they have won the two parties and have left good feelings in what to the game refers , only have annotated three goals: 2 against the Port wine (2-1, with traced back) and an adjusted 1-0 against the Athletic of Madrid. The Barcelona group knows that, yes or yes, have to take a step forward in the paaortado offensive. The formula of Xavi will be to bet by the same protagonists... By third consecutive time in the season.

It is a stage that has not repeated before, put the egarense has characterised by 'retouch' his alignments constantly. Now, they go in at stake two key factors: The good performance of the team and that, to day of today, only has 14 available players of the first staff, in addition to Lamine Yamal and Fermín López, with index card of the filial. Marc-André ter Stegen, Gavi and Iñigo Martínez are in the infirmary, whereas Marcos Alonso has had problems in the back in the last days and has not trained.

Xavi will trust the same XI of the Barça

Of face to the party against the Girona, this Sunday from the 21:00 hours (9:00 PM CET, in Montjuïc), everything seems to indicate to that Xavi Hernández will repeat his bet. Iñaki Crag will be under the three sticks, with the intention to give to the good feelings that has left in the three parties in which it has been headline (Ray, Port wine and Athletic), whereas it will be backed by a defence conformed by Ronald Araújo, Jules Koundé, Andreas Christensen (in spite of that it has not trained in the last two days) and Joao Cancel.

Only it is missing to define who will split in the right side (if Araújo or Koundé). In the centre of the field, will go back to take strength the union of Frenkie of Jong, Ílkay Gündogan and Pedri González. Between more 'together' can play and more can combine, the general image of the team will be more positive. Finally, in the forward will repeat, except twist of unexpected script, Joao Félix in the left extreme and Raphinha in the right, with Robert Lewandowski as '9'.

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