BAR vs CEV Dream11: Barcelona will aim to end a terrible week with a win over Celta Vigo in La Liga at Camp Nou. The Catalan giants suffered a shock 3-1 defeat away at Levante last weekend and were hardly at their best during the 0-0 stalemate in the Champions League group stage game against Slavia Praha.
Ernesto Valverde is going through another torrid period, facing the flak and in a tough situation to save his job. He has done relatively well at Camp Nou though, winning the La Liga in each of the last two seasons, but there have been too many uncanny performances, defeats from unimaginable situations, and the failure to get the best out of an expensively-assembled squad.
It’s an important game for both Barca and Ernesto. Even a draw would feel catastrophic, and it’s a possibility that the former Athletic Bilbao manager may get the sack.
Caleta Vigo, meanwhile, hardly invokes any confidence from their performances so far. Their downfall has been a surprise, considering the talent on their roster. In the current context, Vigo pretty much looks like a relegation material, as they sit 18th on the points table, having won just nine points from 12 league games.
More importantly, Celta come into this match on the back of four straight defeats and have won just two times this season.
Lionel Messi: Argentine superstar is a no-nonsense choice. It’s Barca’s home and Vigo are struggling which makes the five-time Ballon d’Or winner a straight pick for the captain.
Antoine Griezmann: Though he has scored some precious goals, his displays have left with a lot to be desired in his early going as a Barca player.
Frenkie de Jong: Barca’s most consistent player this season. Not only he is a very good defensive player, but the former Ajax superstar also loves to move forward as well.
Iago Aspas: He has to have a good game if Celta are to get anything out of this match.
Luis Suarez: Barcelona’s leading goal scorer this team will be looking to add more to his goals tally in this match.
Visitors: Celta Vigo
Venue: Camp Nou
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Left-back Jordi Alba is the only player on Barca’s injury list at the moment, while Jean-Clair Todibo, Carles Aleñá, and Carles Pérez have been left out of the matchday squad.
But the good news is that Luis Suarez has been cleared to play after recovering from the injury.
Barcelona squad for this match:
Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Arthur, Suárez, Messi, O. Dembélé, Neto, Lenglet, M. Wague, Griezmann, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Vidal, Umtiti, Junior and Ansu Fati
Celta Vigo team news:
Kevin Vázquez, Juan Hernandez, Claudio Beauvue, Santi Mina and Rafinha have all been ruled out of this game due to injuries.
Celta Vigo squad:
Sergio, Hugo Mallo, D. Costas, Araujo, Okay, Denis Suarez, Beltran, Iago Aspas, Sisto, Ruben, Lobotka, L. Olaza, J. Saenz, Junca, Aidoo, Toro, Brais Mendez, Pape Cheikh, Ivan Vilar, Iker Losada
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Barcelona will look to return back to winning ways with a win over Celta Vigo.