Barcelona will pay a visit to the newly promoted CA Osasuna in the 3rd round of the 2019-20 La Liga season, looking for their 2nd consecutive win.
Osasuna are back in the top-flight after a gap of three years. The first and the biggest target for them will be to pass the first season hurdle and then lay their foundation for the unseeable future.
The Gorritxoak Los Rojillos have made a good start to the new season, recording a win and a draw in the first two league games.
Barcelona, meanwhile, recovered from their opening game defeat with a 5-2 win over Real Betis last week.
The La Liga match will be played between Osasuna and Barcelona at El Sadar Stadium, in Pamplona, Navarre, Spain. The ground has a capacity of 18,735.
The game will start at 08:30 PM (IST), on Saturday, August 31.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Osasuna – L L W W L W
Barcelona – W W W W W W
Osasuna Team News:
Possible INs and OUTs of this game:
Osasuna Probable XI:
Ruben Martinez (GK), Vidal, Garcia, Hernandez, Estupinan, Ibanez, Tollar / Oier Sanjurjo (if fit), Brasanac, Torres, Avila, Cardona
Barcelona FC Team News:
Possible ins or outs of this game:
Barcelona Probable XI:
Ter Stegen (GK), Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Roberto, Busquets, de Jong / Vidal, Perez, Rafinha, Griezmann
Likely to score:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Chimy Avila: The 25-year-old Argentine may not be a household name but he is good, a kind of player you just can’t predict what they may offer. With Osasuna at home, expect the No-9 to at least trouble Barcelona’s backline.
Antoine Griezmann: The 2nd goal against Real Betis was one of the reasons why Barcelona went with all guns blazing for his signature. The 29-year-old Frenchman has more than enough capacity to fill the big boots of Lionel Messi for a short period of time.
Rafinha: With Barcelona’s front three missing out with injuries, the 26-year-old Rafinha has the chance to grab this opportunity. He had a good game against Athletico Bilbao after coming on a substitute for Luis Suarez.
BAR vs OSN Dream11 potential winner:
Barcelona should at least get a draw here.