FC Barcelona is preparing for the La Liga Classic to be played this Saturday, October 28 at the Montjuic Olympic Stadium. The Barça team, which is in third place in the table, will try to beat Real Madrid, which is in second place, to stay in the fight for the title.
FC Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández will coach his 75th Liga game on the Barcelona bench this Saturday. The balance, after completing 74, is as follows: 52 wins, 12 draws and 10 losses; 141 goals were converted and 53 were conceded
For the game, Xavi Hernández decided to go for an offensive lineup, with three forwards on top. The innovation is the inclusion of Iñigo Martínez in the defense, which will place Ronald Araujo as a false winger on the right looking for a specific mark on Vinicius jr.
Barcelona’s lineup for the Classic is as follows:
- goalies: Marc-André ter Stegen
- Defense: João Cancelo, Ronald Araújo, Andreas Christensen, Iñigo Martínez, Álex Balde
- Midfielders: Ilkay Gundogan, Gavi, Fermin Lopez
- Fronts: Ferran Torres and João Félix
This lineup aims to dominate the game and create scoring opportunities. Xavi hopes that his forwards, Ferran Torres, João Félix, will cause problems in Real Madrid’s defense.
The match will be a very close duel, as both teams are in good form. Barcelona will be looking to add three points to close the gap on the leaders, while Real Madrid will be looking to once again lead the league.
The midfield is Barcelona’s strongest area. Ilkay Gündogan and Gavi form a balanced trio, with good recovery and the capacity to make plays, in addition to Joao Cancelo who occupies a place in the midfield sector seeking to create the width of the game and prevent on the quick exit of Real Madrid.
Barcelona knows that the Clásico is a special match and that winning it is an important psychological blow of the season. Xavi Hernández prepared his team to give everything and achieve victory.