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How will Barcelona line up against Deportivo La Coruna?

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Barcelona head to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday and could even be crowned champions before kick-off.

It’s a bit of a long shot but if Atletico and Real Madrid both fail to win at the weekend (and they both play before Barca) the title will be ours.

Ernesto Valverde’s side will also be champions with just a draw at Deportivo­­, so let’s have a look at the 11 players who will be tasked with winning the title at the Riazor on Sunday.

Defence

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Sergi Roberto will sit this one out after his red card against Celta Vigo which means we should see Nelson Semedo at right-back.

The rest of the defence pretty much picks itself with Marc-Andre ter Stegen back in goal and Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Jordi Alba completing the backline.

Midfield

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Barcelona have had a week off since the Copa del Rey final so we may well see the same midfield that started the win against Sevilla.

That would mean Philippe Coutinho and Andres Iniesta on the flanks, with Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets in the middle.

Until the title is completely assured Valverde will probably go with his strongest line-up, after that he’ll have to decide between trying to keep the unbeaten streak or giving that whole rotation a thing a whirl.

Attack

Barcelona v Sevilla - Spanish Copa del Rey Final Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

It’s difficult to see anything other than a frontline of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez against Depor.

Messi’s the top flight’s top scorer by five goals and will probably want a few more to close in on another Pichichi.

Suarez scored twice last time out, and also grabbed a double against Deportivo at the Camp Nou, and could well add to his tally at the Riazor.

Possible starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Coutinho, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez.

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