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How should Barcelona line up against Levante?

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Barcelona are back in La Liga action on Sunday as they make the trip to Levante.

Ernesto Valverde’s side lost 5-4 at the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia last season, so this is a game they simply cannot afford to take for granted.

After resting players in midweek against Tottenham Barcelona should be at full strength for Sunday’s game. Let’s have a look at who might feature.


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It will be business as usual in defence, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba all returning to the starting XI.

Nelson Semedo should also continue at right-back, although Sergi Roberto has been back in training and is closing in on a return to action.


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Arthur is back to fitness and should start this one alongside Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets.

Valverde does have plenty of options if he does want to mix things up.

Arturo Vidal and Carles Alena have looked good in recent weeks and will be hoping for some minutes.


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Luis Suarez should return after being left out of the squad entirely for the game against Tottenham.

Otherwise it looks like a straight choice between Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele to take the final spot in attack alongside Suarez and Lionel Messi.

Dembele is in a rich vein of form with three goals and three assists in his last five outings and should continue.

Possible starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Dembele, Messi, Suarez.

How do you think Barcelona should line up against Levante? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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