Barcelona has the opportunity to solidify their position as the new leader of La Liga tonight as they face Majorca on their home turf . The Blaugranas, who have won their last 5 league matches, including a remarkable comeback against Celta Vigo (3-2), will be looking to continue their winning streak against the 17th-placed team in the league, who have only managed to secure one victory (along with 2 draws and 3 defeats), coincidentally against Celta Vigo (1-0).
For this highly anticipated match, Majorca will still be without the services of Raillo, who has been out with a long-term injury. Prats will lead the line in a 5-4-1 formation, with Rajkovic in goal. On the other hand, Barcelona’s manager, Xavi, has decided to leave Lewandowski on the bench. Ferran Torres is expected to spearhead the attack in a 4-3-3 formation, supported by Joao Felix and Raphinha. Gundogan, Romeu, and Gavi will form the midfield trio. Cancelo and Balde will occupy the flanks, while Araujo and Martinez will form the central defensive partnership.
The official lineups are as follows
Majorca: Rajkovic – Gonzalez Apud, Valjent, Nastasic, Copete, Maffeo – Rodriguez (c), Sanchez, Samu Costa, Muriqi – Prats
FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen (c) – Cancelo, Araujo, Martinez, Balde – Gundogan, Romeu, Gavi – Raphinha, Torres, Joao Felix
Barcelona’s lineup showcases the depth and talent within the squad, with several key players chosen to start the match. Ter Stegen, the team’s captain, will be guarding the goal, ensuring a strong defensive presence. Cancelo, Araujo, Martinez, and Balde will form a solid defensive line, aiming to keep Majorca’s attacking threats at bay.
In midfield, Gundogan, Romeu, and Gavi will be responsible for controlling the game, distributing the ball effectively, and dictating the tempo of play. Their combination of experience and youthful energy promises to provide a dynamic midfield presence.
In the attacking third, Raphinha, Torres, and Joao Felix will be tasked with creating scoring opportunities and finding the back of the net. Their pace, skill, and creativity will be crucial in breaking down Majorca’s defense and securing goals for Barcelona.
Overall, both teams have fielded strong lineups, and the match promises to be an exciting clash between Majorca and Barcelona. The Blaugranas will be eager to continue their winning streak and consolidate their position at the top of the league table. On the other hand, Majorca will be determined to cause an upset and secure a valuable victory against one of the league’s top teams.
Football fans around the world will be eagerly watching this match, anticipating a thrilling display of skill, passion, and competitiveness. Only time will tell which team will emerge victorious, but one thing is certain – this encounter between Majorca and Barcelona is set to be an enthralling spectacle for football enthusiasts everywhere.