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La Liga | Gameweek 27
Mar 3, 2024 at 8pm UK
San Mames Barria
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Garcia (52'), Imanol (65'), Berenguer (86')
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Araujo (32'), Xavi (33'), Christensen (62'), Kounde (88')

How Barcelona could line up against Athletic Bilbao

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

Barcelona head coach Xavi could make two changes to his side for Sunday's trip to Athletic Bilbao in La Liga.

The Catalan outfit, who are third in the table, eight points behind the leaders Real Madrid, will enter the match off the back of a 4-0 home success over Getafe last weekend.

Pedri was rested from the start against Getafe, but the Spaniard is set to return to the starting XI at San Mames, potentially replacing Joao Felix down the left.

Pau Cubarsi continues to impress in the middle of the Barcelona defence, but the 17-year-old could drop down to the bench for Sunday's match, with Inigo Martinez potentially given the nod against his former club.

Lamine Yamal is pushing for a recall down the right, but it seems likely that Raphinha will operate in that area of the field, with Pedri down the left and Robert Lewandowski through the middle.

Andreas Christensen is again expected to be used as a holding midfielder despite the availability of Oriol Romeu, with the Denmark international set to be joined in the middle by Frenkie de Jong and Ilkay Gundogan.

Barcelona will again be missing four players through injury in the shape of Gavi, Alejandro Balde, Ferran Torres and Marcos Alonso.

However, Torres is now close to a return, with the Spain international in the final stages of his recovery from the thigh problem which he suffered against Osasuna at the end of January.

Barcelona possible starting lineup: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, I Martinez, Cancelo; F de Jong, Christensen, Gundogan; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Pedri

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid31246167204778
2Barcelona31217362342870
3GironaGirona31205663392465
4Atletico MadridAtletico31194859362361
5Athletic Bilbao31169651292257
6Real Sociedad311311745331250
7Valencia31138103432247
8Real BetisBetis31111283837145
9Villarreal31109124954-539
10Getafe31912103743-639
11Osasuna31116143644-839
12Las PalmasLas Palmas31107142935-637
13Sevilla31810133944-534
14AlavesAlaves3188152638-1232
15Mallorca31613122536-1131
16Rayo Vallecano31613122538-1331
17Celta Vigo31610153346-1328
18CadizCadiz31413142141-2025
19Granada3138203260-2817
20Almeria31111193062-3214


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