Beautiful poster this Thursday evening at Camp Nou: FC Barcelona receives Villarreal at 9 p.m. for the 10th day of La Liga (a meeting to follow live commented on Foot Mercato). The Catalans, dolphins of Real Madrid, will do everything to raise their heads after the disappointment suffered Sunday in the Clasico (3-1). For its part, the Yellow Submarine remains on a 2-0 victory against Osasuna with a new clean sheet, confirming its status as the best defense in the championship (three goals conceded in nine games). In the event of victory, Unai Emery’s men would settle in 6th place in the standings.
A lot of turnover on the Xavi side, four days after the trip to Santiago Bernabeu. On the left side of the defense, Alba and Alonso take the places of Baldé and Eric Garcia. In the middle, de Jong replaces Busquets while on the wings, exit Dembélé and Raphinha in favor of Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres. Opposite, Villarreal presents itself with many important absentees: Capoue, Coquelin, Foyth, Lo Celso and Gerard Moreno are injured. In their absence, we will have an eye on Yeremi Pino and Arnaut Danjuma, double scorer this weekend.
The official compositions:
FC Barcelona : Ter Stegen – Sergi Roberto, Koundé, Marcos Alonso, Alba – De Jong, Gavi, Pedri – Torres, Lewandowski, Fati.
Villarreal : Rulli – Kiko Femenía, Albiol, Pau Torres, Pedraza – Morlanes, Parejo, Baena – Jackson, Danjuma, Pino.