Barcelona’s possible starting line-up vs Almería in LaLiga week 23
Xavi Hernández is expected to make four changes to the team that began Thursday’s Europa League defeat to Manchester United.
Barcelona visit Almería on Sunday with the chance to extend their lead at the top of LaLiga to 10 points, after title rivals Real Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw by Atlético Madrid on Saturday.
Xavi Hernández’s men head into the week-23 clash fresh from the disappointment of being knocked out of the Europa League by Manchester United, and a win in Andalusia would lift the Catalans’ spirits ahead of Thursday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg against Madrid.
Gavi return among expected Barça changes
Barça’s head coach is expected to make four changes to the side that began this week’s defeat at Old Trafford: Marcos Alonso, Jordi Alba, Gavi and Ferran Torres are in line to replace Ronald Araújo, Alejandro Balde, Frenkie de Jong and Sergi Roberto in the starting XI.
Gavi is available for selection once more after the 18-year-old missed the trip to Manchester through suspension.
Barcelona’s potential line-up vs Almería:
Barça’s likely XI in Almería looks like this: Ter Stegen; Koundé, Araújo, Alonso, Alba; Kessié, Busquets, Gavi; Raphinha, Lewandowski and Ferran.
Substitutes: Arnau Tenas, Iñaki Peña, Sergi Roberto, Balde, Christensen, Eric García, De Jong, Pablo Torre and Alarcón.
Almería vs Barcelona: when, where, what channel?
Almería and Barcelona’s LaLiga clash is scheduled to kick off at the Power Horse Stadium at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT.
Viewers in the US will be able to watch the game on ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes, while fuboTV is another option - and offers a free trial.
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