Getafe and FC Barcelona will measure up tomorrow night (9:30 p.m.) on Day 1 of the 2023-24 league at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
Catalans looking to start competition on the right foot With the challenge marking the ground from the start, it became clear that the aim this season was to defend the title Which he achieved last season, the first with Xavi on the bench.
Barca comes into the meeting after completing the preseason with four friendly matches against strong rivals, And the balance has been very favorable. After opening their tour of the United States with a defeat against Arsenal, the first friendly match against Juventus had to be suspended due to an outbreak of gastroenteritis, the Catalans defeated Real Madrid in the classic and beat Milan in a duel that ended the US tour. closed the
In the Joan Gamper Trophy, which was also the team’s debut at their new home, the Lewis Company Stadium, they beat Tottenham in the final minutes thanks to a game-changing performance from Lamine Yamal.
everything points to this Xavi will bet on maintaining the pattern that worked so well last season. Barring surprises, they will line up Ter Stegen under the bat, while Kaunde and Eric Garcia aim to form the centre-back duo with Araújo and Balde.
The novelty of the center of the field could be the presence of the dual axis formed by De Jong and Oriol Romeu, with Pedri and Gavi as insiders, so would be the chosen ones in attack. Lewandowski and Rafinha, the theoretical extreme right-wing holders after Dembele’s departure.
Gundogan Due to some discomfort in the adductor on his right leg, he spent a few days working slowly and could wait for his chance to make his official debut on the bench.
Possible alignments of Getafe-FC Barcelona
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Conde, Eric Garcia, Balde; Pedri, Oriol Romeu, De Jong, Gavi; Rafinha and Lewandowski.
Getafe: David Soria; Damian, Elderte, Mitrovic, Gaston, Maksimovic, Janine, Elena, Portu, Mata and Latasa