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Five changes in the 4-3-3: How Barcelona could line up against Bayern Munich

Ahead of their game against Bayern Munich tomorrow, Barcelona took on Cadiz on the weekend, with Xavi making a ton of changes to their first-choice starting lineup.

Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele, Pedri, Eric Garcia, and Jules Kounde were all rested, with Hector Bellerin being handed his debut, while Sergio Busquets returned to the XI.

Tomorrow, though, there is no scope to experiment. Xavi has to deploy the strongest possible lineup at the Allianz Arena. Luckily, he has every single player fit in his arsenal, and can choose to make whatever changes he wants according to the opposition.

Barça Universal takes the mantle to predict Barcelona’s starting lineup against Bayern Munich tomorrow.

Defence

With Sergi Roberto injured and Jules Kounde rested, Bellerin was awarded his debut on the weekend. The Spaniard was comfortable for the most part of the evening and did not particularly make any mistakes.

However, there is no scope of him retaining his place tomorrow. Jules Kounde should return to the starting lineup as the right-back. The Frenchman has done exceedingly well in that role this season, but will face his real test tomorrow, pitched against one of Serge Gnabry or Leroy Sane.

There is no argument about who starts, or should start, in central defence. Ronald Araujo is Barcelona’s best defender by far, and is expected to continue as the right centre-back, while the in-form Eric Garcia will likely partner him.

The left-back spot has been up for debate in the media, as Xavi sees all three of Alejandro Balde, Marcos Alonso, and Jordi Alba as capable starters. However, following his exceptional display against Cadiz, Balde is the only correct answer for us.

This back-four will have the responsibility to screen Marc-Andre ter Stegen in goal, who has been in exceptional form through the 2022/23 season.

Midfield

Two of the three midfield spots in the team are rather straightforward. One of them is Pedri – fan-favourite, Golden Boy, teenage prodigy. The Spaniard is…


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Author : Udhav Arora

Publish date : 2022-09-12 10:04:41

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