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How will Barcelona line up against Huesca?

Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez are both suspended

Sevilla v FC Barcelona - Copa del Rey Quarter Final Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

Barcelona are back in La Liga action on Saturday, as they head to bottom side Huesca where they will hope to take another step towards the title.

Ernesto Valverde will be without both Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez due to suspension, and there’s a pretty good chance we could see a bit of rotation too.

The game comes between the two Champions League quarter-finals against Manchester United, and Barcelona also have a 11-point lead at the top of La Liga with seven games left.

Let’s have a look at who might feature.


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Valverde will hope his side cope better without Pique than they did last time the defender sat out a Liga match. Samuel Umtiti partnered Clement Lenglet against Villarreal, as Barcelona conceded four, and the duo could start together once again.

Jordi Alba will also surely be given a breather after a hectic few weeks.

Young Juan Miranda is an option to come in at left-back, Nelson Semedo could also swap flanks, while Thomas Vermaelen could make his first appearance since February.


Sevilla FC v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

Barcelona’s midfield has looked a little jaded in recent weeks, and it would be little surprise to see Sergio Busquets and Arthur given a breather.

Arturo Vidal looks destined to start this game, while it also seems to be a good opportunity for Carles Alena to gain some more vital La Liga experience.


FC Barcelona v Real Madrid - Copa del Rey Semi Final Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images

There’s definitely no Luis Suarez for this one, while Lionel Messi might also get the night off after getting a nasty whack in the face from Chris Smalling in Wednesday night.

Malcom surely must come into the attack, Ousmane Dembele is fit again and could make his first-team return, while Kevin-Prince Boateng will be hoping for some rare minutes too.

Possible XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Lenglet, Umtiti, Vermaelen; Rakitic, Vidal, Alena; Malcom, Boateng, Dembele.

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

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