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How should Barcelona line up against Levante?

Victory at the Camp Nou will confirm the title

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Barcelona are back in La Liga action on Saturday and can win the title if they beat Levante at the Camp Nou.

Ernesto Valverde rotated a fair bit in midweek and may make changes again, particularly as Barcelona take on Liverpool next in the Champions League.

However, the Barcelona boss will also be keen to wrap up the title as soon as possible so his side can concentrate fully on their European campaign in the weeks to come.

Let’s have a look at who might feature:


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Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba should return to the starting XI after being given a rest against Alaves in midweek.

Nelson Semedo and Sergi Roberto both featured against Alaves in the full-back slots, but one of the duo is likely to return to the bench at the weekend.

Samuel Umtiti will be hoping for more game time after putting in a good display against Alaves, while it’s possible Gerard Pique could be given a rest ahead of Liverpool.


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Ivan Rakitic should return to the squad after being left out last time, while Sergio Busquets and Arthur are also likely to return to the starting XI.

Arturo Vidal and Carles Alena both put in strong performances in the midweek win over Alaves, but they may be the men to make way for Saturday’s game.


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Captain Lionel Messi should return to the starting XI, which means there’s a chance Luis Suarez could get a rest ahead of his return to Anfield.

Valverde went with Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho against Alaves, and the two players may start again in attack.

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

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

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