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La Liga | Gameweek 29
Mar 17, 2024 at 8pm UK
Estadio Civitas Metropolitano
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Atletico
0 - 3
Barcelona


De Paul (46'), Savic (61'), Barrios (89')
Molina (90+2')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Felix (38'), Lewandowski (47'), Lopez (65')
Kounde (33'), Xavi (41')
Xavi (42')

How Barcelona could line up against Atletico Madrid

How Barcelona could line up against Atletico Madrid
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Sports Mole looks at how Barcelona could line up in Sunday's La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona boss Xavi could name an unchanged side for Sunday's La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid.

The Catalan outfit will enter the contest at Wanda Metropolitano off the back of a 3-1 success over Napoli in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie, which secured a 4-2 aggregate win.

Xavi could potentially name the same XI for this contest, with Fermin Lopez and Andreas Christensen again both in line for spots in the midfield three.

Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, Gavi and Alejandro Balde are all currently on the sidelines, but Marcos Alonso and Ferran Torres are both set to return to the squad.

Barcelona have no fresh fitness concerns, though, and there are expected to again be starts for Lamine Yamal, 16, and Pau Cubarsi, 17, with both players in excellent form.

Cubarsi put in a man-of-the-match performance against Napoli, and his form has seen him earn a spot in the senior Spain squad for the March internationals.

Joao Felix, who is on loan from Atletico, scored against his parent club in La Liga earlier this season, but the Portugal international is expected to start on the bench this weekend.

Raphinha is likely to join Yamal and Robert Lewandowski in the final third of the field, while Ronald Araujo will be back in a league XI, having missed the 1-0 win over Mallorca last weekend through suspension.

Barcelona possible starting lineup: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Cubarsi, Cancelo; F Lopez, Christensen, Gundogan; Yamal, Lewandowski, Raphinha

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CReal Madrid37297187266194
2Barcelona37257577433482
3GironaGirona37246778463278
4Atletico MadridAtletico372341068432573
5Athletic Bilbao371811860372365
6Real Sociedad371612951371460
7Real BetisBetis37141494845356
8Villarreal371410136464052
9Valencia37139153843-548
10AlavesAlaves37129163545-1045
11Osasuna37128174455-1144
12Getafe371013144152-1143
13Sevilla371011164752-541
14Celta Vigo371010174455-1140
15Las PalmasLas Palmas37109183246-1439
16Rayo Vallecano37814152947-1838
17Mallorca37716143143-1237
RCadizCadiz37615162549-2433
RGranada3749243872-3421
RAlmeria37212233774-3718


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