Barcelona vs Valladolid: possible team line-up for Barça for matchday 3 of LaLiga
Xavi has confirmed new signing Koundé could start against Valladolid in the LaLiga match. Kick-off at 1.30 p.m ET.
Barcelona host Valladolid on matchday 3 of LaLiga 2022/23, and coach Xavi Hernández has several issues to solve with less than 24 hours to go before the match starts. That said, the most important issue facing the team has just been resolved: the coach received confirmation that Jules Koundé has been registered in LaLiga and he will be able to line him up for the match against Valladolid.
Xavi has worked all week with the idea of Koundé being in the starting line-up, as he considers him to have the potential to be an outstanding leader in the Barcelona defense, so everything indicates that he will team up with Ronald Araújo in the axis of the defense, accompanying Sergi Roberto and Alejandro Balde, on the wings. Christensen was unwell this afternoon with a mild fever.
Koundé to start for Barcelona; other questions still to be resolved
But if the Koundé question has been resolved, others are still up in the air. Who will accompany Sergio Busquets and Pedri in midfield? In the first two games Gavi has been in the starting eleven, but right now Frenkie de Jong is running as a candidate to complete the midfield.
And in attack there are two guaranteed starters: Robert Lewandowski and Ousmane Dembélé. The third in contention is between three players: Ferran Torres, Raphinha and Ansu Fati. The signs though point to the Spanish international having the edge over the other two.
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