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How will Barcelona line up against Atletico Madrid?

A big clash at the Camp Nou on Tuesday

FC Barcelona v Club Atletico de Madrid - Supercopa de Espana: Semi Final Photo by Ricardo Nogueira/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

Barcelona are back in action again on Tuesday as Atletico Madrid are the visitors to the Camp Nou in La Liga.

The hosts are in need of a good result after Saturday’s disappointment and do possess an excellent home record.

Of course the last time these two sides met in January, Atletico ran ou 3-2 winners in the Spanish Super Cup, a result that led to the sacking of Ernesto Valverde.

Let’s look at how they might line-up:


FC Barcelona v Athletic Club - La Liga Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Clement Lenglet is likely to come into the backline on Tuesday and replace Samuel Umtiti in the heart of the defence alongside Gerard Pique.

Elsewhere, it’s difficult to see too many changes. Sergi Roberto has only just returned to training, while it’s unlikely Junior Firpo will be trusted in such an important game.


RC Celta de Vigo v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Will Riqui Puig keep his place in the starting XI? That’s the big question in midfield and the 20-year-old will feel he deserves to continue after his performance against Celta.

Sergio Busquets will return from suspension for this one, while Ivan Rakitic could be given the nod again. Arturo Vidal has started the last three and could drop to the bench.

Arthur is also available but it’s not clear how much game time he’ll see now after flying out to Turin over the weekend to finalise his move to Juventus.


RC Celta de Vigo v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Luis Suarez scored twice on Saturday which means he should start again versus Atletico, while Lionel Messi will lead the team out.

Ansu Fati, Martin Braithwaite and Atnoine Griezmann will all be hoping to grab the final spot in attack against Diego Simeone’s side.

Possible XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Puig; Messi, Suarez, Griezmann.

How do you think Barcelona should line up against Atleti? Let us know your thoughts, starting XIs and predictions in the comments below!

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