With little rest after last Saturday’s triumph, Xavi Hernandez will redistribute its line-up for the visit of the Celta Vigo to the Camp Nou. The Barca They already have a guaranteed ticket for next season’s Champions League and now they are looking to establish themselves in second position in these last three days, with Sevilla and Atlético de Madrid as the only rivals, four and five points behind, with nine at stake.
Xavi will count again for this match with the doubt of Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. The German was unwell this week and was absent for this last game against Betis. Net took his place. It remains to be seen if he is in a position to face this match, in which he will be the starter if he is like that before the Brazilian.
No big changes are expected in the defensive line compared to the last game against the Verdiblancos. The coach culé will repeat with Daniel Alves Y Jordi Alba on the sides and with Eric Garcia Y Araujo as a center pair. Without Piqué or Dest, they are the best options to guarantee a good defensive level against a Celta who likes to go on the attack and press high. The options of Mingueza or Lenglet, in case of a last minute mishap.
The loss of Sergio Busquets due to suspension is undoubtedly one of the most sensitive that he can suffer Xavi right now. The midfielder has no natural replacement and his absence added to the injuries to Pedri, Nico and Sergi Roberto leaves the center of the field with just enough. From Jong will occupy the pivot position and will have both Gavi like Riqui Puig, which will return to ownership after a long time. It is possible that the player from Egar takes a youth squad to complete the call.
Finally, the offensive trident. Xavi has left the casting open in recent weeks giving options to other footballers like Memphis after the usual trio they formed Ferran, aubameyang Y Dembele. These last three may be the most feasible although neither Memphis nor Adama Traoré can be ruled out. Ansu Fati will continue to fulfill stages and will not be a starter at the moment.
Ter Stegen; Alves, Eric Garcia, Araujo, Jordi Alba; Gavi, Riqui Puig, Of Jong; Dembele, Aubameyang and Ferran Torres.
Alignment of Celta de Vigo
diture; Kevin, Aidoo, Araujo, Galan; Beltran; Brais, Denis Suarez, Cervi; Aspas and Galhardo.