Line-up of the FC Barcelona against the Elche in the Martínez Valero

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Line-ups of the Elche-FC Barcelona of LaLiga 2020-21

Published:24/01/2021 - 14:58h

Updated:24/01/2021 - 15:44h

Ronald Koeman has revealed already the line-up with which the FC Barcelona will play against the Elche CF in the Martínez Valero. This is the XI of the Barça: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Umtiti, Araújo, Jordi Alba; Busquets, De Jong, Pedri; Griezmann, Dembélé and Braithwaite

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The FC Barcelona confronts this Sunday 24 January to the Elche CF in the Martínez Valero, with reason of a twentieth day of LaLiga Santander 2020-21 with which the culés will look for to close a week with two triumphs. The team directed by Ronald Koeman surpassed the eliminatory of dieciseisavos of Glass of the King in front of the Cornellá in the extention (0-2), and now wants to add the fourth victory been still in LaLiga in front of an Elche in danger of descent.

The Barça, in this sense, will have by in front an opportunity of gold that will not be able to desaprovechar to follow adding in League, and in passing recover a third square of the championship that snatched him the Seville the Saturday with his goleada in front of the Cádiz (3-0). Although it is true that the Barça has been very irregular in what it goes of course, this Sunday Koeman will go back to present a competitive alignment to carry the three points.

The group blaugrana knows that a victory will help him to prepare to level anímico of face to the next commitments, especially of face to the eighth of final of Glass of the King in front of the Ray Vallecano. In spite of the absences of Coutinho, Hammered, Sergi Roberto and Ansu Fati, in addition to the one of Messi by sanction, the Barça will configure an eleven of guarantees in which the attack will be composed by Braithwaite, Griezmann and Dembélé, in 4-3-3.

The paramount will be to ensure the triumph, but the Barcelona does not want to go down the foot of the accelerator and expects to attain a victory the most been bulky possible that can convince to his followers, promoting like this the continuity of the good series in the domestic championship. In the second part expect changes that will go in function of how pass the party, to end to keep the cool legs of the heavy weights.

The XI of Elche and FC Barcelona:

  • XI of the Elche CF: Edgar Badia; Barragán, Verdú, Diego González, Mojica; Raúl Guti, Marcone, Víctor; Josan, Boyé and Rigoni.
  • XI of the FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Umtiti, Araújo, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Of Jong, Pedri; Dembélé, Griezmann and Braithwaite.
  • Bench of the FC Barcelona: Net, Arnau, Dest, Riqui Puig, Lenglet, Pjanic, Trincao, Junior, Matheus and Konrad.

The eleven of the Barça recovers to several 'headlines' usual of the last parties, although with light changes. In the defensive line, Mingueza will go back to the titularity in the right side, with Umtiti and Araújo in the axis of the defence and Jordi Alba in the left side. Busquets, Pedri and Of Jong will complete a centre of the field of containment and creation, whereas the forward will be composed as we already have advanced by Braithwaite, Griezmann and Dembélé.

The Elche CF, by his part, will go out to play in his stadium with the ambition to generate difficulties from the beginning and the clear will to add some point that allow him go up places in the table. The ones of Jorge Almirón will not renounce to at all and will reflect an intense rhythm in all the zones of the field, especially in the pressure and the repliegue. The Barça will have to watch the transitions and the played to unemployed balloon.

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