A Barcelona renewed starts this Saturday (2.15 pm, Honduran time), defends the title of the Spanish League receives in the camp Nou Alavés in a game in which they have to start noticing the new virtues of the Barça team, which will be measured against the last team to win in Barcelona in the national competition.
Ernesto Valverde has currently signed four reinforcements to participate in the new course: Clément Lenglet has to give rest to the central keepers, Arthur Melo becomes the new Xavi, Arturo Vidal must place the claw and muscle in the middle of the field, and Malcolm Filipe de Oliveira to contribute a hand to the Barcelona attack as a man of the band and its convenience for the distant shot. 19659003] Valverde seems to bet 4-3-3 this season as a header-system, a drawing in which Messi could start from the right, and Coutinho confirmed again as the left-hand point of a trident in which Luis Suárez should remain the reference as & # 39 ; 9 & # 39 ;. 19659003] It is precisely the shape of the Uruguayan striker, who always struggles to take the rhythm at the beginning of the season, is the most worrisome of a Barca coming from winning the Spanish Super Cup to Sevilla (2-1) and has shown what a solid team is, if possible than last year.
With losses due to the injury of midfielders Denis Suárez and Carles Aleñá, it will be necessary to see if the new players raise the level of the bank or they can do it from the beginning. At this moment, Ter Stegen will be the starter in the goal, Piqué and Umtiti, the pair of central and Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto on the side.
The only changes were to be seen in the middle of the field, after the departure of Andres Iniesta Japanese football. Together with Busquets and Rakitic Arthur could enter, or Coutinho postpone his position, so that Dembélé enters the left flank of the attack.
The Alavés was the last Barcelona executioner in the league tournament, on September 10, 2016 in a duel in which the Albiazules crossed the Catalans by 1-2.
Since then nobody has managed to draw the three points in the loan Barcelona, so the Vitorian team will try to repeat the achievement that he achieved two seasons ago.
With a team that has undergone few changes over the past year, Abelardo Fernandez wants to put Ernesto Valverde's team in trouble.
"Pitu" will not be able to count on Adrián Diéguez, sanctioned last season, nor with Rodrigo Ely, long-term injuries due to knee surgery, such as Tomás Pina who suffered from a muscle puncture and will not be able to go to Barcelona to travel.
Carlos Vigaray, or John Guidett also does not travel, but possibly available Ruben Duarte, Guillermo Maripán and Ibai Gómez, absent in the last game of the preseason.
Also emphasizes the inclusion in the call of the player of the subsidiary Antonio Perera, who will complete the list of 18 players coming to Barcelona.
In the absence of supporting the defense after the injury of Ely and completing the front with a new signing for closing of the market, the Asturian coach will certainly merge in the eleven Ruben Sobrino and Borja Baston in the most offensive
On the other hand, it is likely that they will debut as starters with the Alavés Ximo Navarro and the shirt of Adrián Marín in the rear and Patrick Twumasi on the right wing.
The Basque team was able to form with Fernando Pacheco in the goalkeeper, Adrián Marín and Martín Aguirregabiria on the wings, while Víctor Laguardia is a regular defender in the middle of the defense.
Ximo N could be next to the center. avarro or the Chilean Guillermo Maripán and captain Manu García will face them in the midfield, possibly together with the Colombian Dani Torres, with the Ghanaians Patrick Twumasi and Wakaso Mubarak in the bands.
– Probable alignments:
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Rakitic, Coutinho; Messi, Luis Suárez and Dembélé.
Alavés: Pacheco; Martín, Maripán or Ximo, Laguardia, Adrián Marín; Twumasi, Dani Torres, Manu García, Wakaso; Boja Bastón y Sobrino
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez (Committee Murciano)
Stadium: Camp Nou.