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Sporting Gijón vs Barcelona, 2016 La Liga: Confirmed Lineups, Live Game Thread


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Oh hey, it's matchday!

Barcelona will face Sporting Gijón at El Molinón in just a few hours, in a key La Liga match for the Catalans. This fixture last season was tough, but the Blaugrana came away with a victory and need the same result today in order to stay close to Real Madrid at the top of the table.

This is a special game for Luis Enrique, who returns to his home. Lucho was born in the Asturias and became a footballer thanks to the Sporting Gijón youth system, and he will face his childhood club as a Barça manager for the second time. Gijón loves him, and it'll be a nice environment for Enrique.

El Molinón is ready for the game, and the visitors' locker room is also set:

This should be fun!


TV listings: beIN SPORTS (US & Canada), beIN SPORTS En Español (US & Canada - Spanish), Sony Six SD/HD (India), beIN La Liga, Movistar+ (Spain), elsewhere

Online streaming: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (US, Canada, Spain), FuboTV (US & Canada, monthly subscription,click here to sign up), elsewhere


Sporting Gijón starting lineup (4-2-3-1, r-l)

Cuéllar | Lora, Amorebieta, Meré, Lillo | Sergio, Cases | Burgui, Victor, Gómez | Duje Cop

Substitutes: Mariño, Douglas, Babin, Rachid, Castro, Ndi, Viguera

Manager: Abelardo Fernández


Barcelona starting lineup (4-3-3, r-l)

Ter Stegen | Roberto, Piqué, Mathieu, Digne | Busquets, Rafinha, Gomes | Arda, Suárez, Neymar

Substitutes: Cillessen, Mascherano, Alba, Rakitic, Iniesta, Denis, Alcácer

Manager: Luis Enrique


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