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How will Barcelona line up against Leganes?

The champions will fancy a spot of revenge

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Barcelona take on Leganes at the Camp Nou in La Liga on Sunday in what promises to be an intriguing tie.

Los Pepineros inflicted a first La Liga defeat of the season on Barca back in September when they won 2-1 at Butarque.

Leganes have only won four more league games since then but face a Barcelona side who were in Copa del Rey action on Thursday night.

Let’s have a look at who might feature:


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Regulars Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba should all come back into the defence after being rested against Levante.

Clement Lenglet started that game alongside Jeison Murillo, and he should continue in the heart of the defence.

It’s also likely to be Sergi Roberto at right-back, as Nelson Semedo got the nod in midweek.


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Valverde is also likely to bring Sergio Busquets back into midfield after he was given the night off against Levante.

Ivan Rakitic should also continue which just leaves Arturo Vidal and Arthur to fight over the last remaining spot in midfield. It’s a tough choice but the Brazilian is likely to get the nod.


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Luis Suarez should lead the line again for Barcelona in attack with Ousmane Dembele replacing Philippe Coutinho in the starting XI.

The young Frenchman scored twice against Levante to maintain his fine form and deserves to keep his place in the team.

Lionel Messi will complete the line-up, the skipper has scored in his last five games in a row for Barca.

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

How do you think Barcelona should line up against Leganes? Let us know your thoughts, predictions and line-ups in the comments below!

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