Barcelona begins their Champions League marketing campaign 2021/22 on Tuesday in maybe the scariest approach – a go to from Bayern Munich.
With recollections from final yr’s 8-2 competitors nonetheless contemporary, Blaugrana will probably be on the lookout for revenge however may have to deal with a significant health disaster in assault. This might power Ronald Koeman to get inventive together with his lineup.
This is how the boss can line up.
Roberto could also be wanted on the appropriate again / Alex Caparros / Getty Images
Marc -Andre ter Stegen (GK) – In the battle for the German goalkeepers, Ter Stegen will probably be eager to get to the highest.
Sergi Roberto (RB) – Sergino Dest suffered an damage in the course of the worldwide break, so it could be over to Roberto to fill in the appropriate again.
Ronald Araujo (CB) – Barcelona haven’t stored a clear sheet this season, however Araujo has been caught in his two begins to date and can most likely maintain his place.
Gerard Pique (CB) – A calf damage bothered Pique earlier than the nationwide workforce break, however he is anticipated to be match right here and his expertise may be completely essential in such a troublesome match.
Jordi Alba (LB) – Alba is seemingly to recuperate from a minor damage in time to retain its place within the beginning lineup.
Pedri isn’t allowed to relaxation / Quality sports activities footage / Getty Images
Sergio Busquets (DM) – Busquets had a troublesome time within the 8-2 loss however have bounced again and now play a very important management function.
Frenkie de Jong (CM) – Koeman was utilized in a deeper function that fateful evening and has given De Jong the liberty to push ahead and unleashed one other facet of his recreation. Let’s see the way it goes with Bayern.
Pedri (CM) – It’s a match, so Pedri has to start out. These are the principles in Barcelona.
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Memphis Depay (RW) – Depay has been a key striker in current months, however accidents might power Koeman to maneuver him out for this one.
Luuk de Jong (ST) – How is that this for a debut? With Martin Braithwaite, Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele and Sergio Aguero all unavailable, it is both De Jong or certainly one of the unproven children.
Philippe Coutinho (LW) – Coutinho did twice for Bayern in that 8-2 match, and with so few choices in assault, he ought to get the possibility to repay the benefit.