FC Barcelona is gearing up for a crucial match against Osasuna this Sunday evening in the 4th round of the Liga. With the rival Real Madrid securing four consecutive victories, Barça cannot afford to fall behind and must strive for a third consecutive win. The physical advantage lies with the Catalan giants, as Osasuna recently played a Europa Conference League playoff against Club Brugge. The match will be live-commentated on Foot Mercato, starting at 9 PM.
In this highly anticipated encounter, FC Barcelona’s coach, Xavi, has opted for a 4-3-3 formation. ter Stegen will guard the goal, supported by full-backs Sergi Roberto and Baldé. The central defense will be manned by Koundé and Christensen. The midfield trio will consist of De Jong, Oriol Romeu, and Gündogan. Yamal and Gavi will provide support to Lewandowski, who will spearhead the Catalan attack. Notably, the recent deadline-day signings Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo will begin the match on the bench. On the other side, Osasuna will also deploy a 4-3-3 formation, with Ruben Garcia, Arnaiz, and Raul leading their attacking line.
As FC Barcelona aims to maintain their winning streak, fans eagerly anticipate a thrilling clash. The team’s recent performances have showcased their resilience and determination, and they will look to capitalize on Osasuna’s potential fatigue from their midweek European fixture. With the likes of De Jong and Lewandowski in fine form, the Blaugrana will be confident in their ability to secure another victory.
This match presents an opportunity for FC Barcelona to assert their dominance in the league and close the gap on their fierce rivals, Real Madrid. As the players take to the field, the anticipation and excitement among fans are palpable. The outcome of this encounter could have significant implications for the rest of the season.
Osasuna : Fernandez – Areso, Catena, Herrando, Cruz – Ibanez, Munoz, Oroz – R.Garcia, Raul, Arnaiz
FC Barcelona : ter Stegen – S.Roberto, Koundé, Christensen, Baldé – Gündogan, Romeu, De Jong – Yamal, Lewandowski, Gavi