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FC Valence vs FC Barcelona: Official lineups

For the 17th round of La Liga, FC Barcelona travels to Mestalla to face FC Valence. The Barcelonans are coming off a 4-2 defeat in the Catalan derby against Girona and a 3-2 loss to Royal Antwerp in the Champions League. Slightly behind Girona in the league, Xavi’s men need to react to stay in the title race. They even have the opportunity to take a three-point lead over Atlético Madrid, who lost to Athletic Club on Saturday afternoon.

On the other side, the Valencians can give themselves a breather in their fight to avoid relegation. With six points ahead of the relegation zone, Ruben Baraja’s players can temporarily move into the top half of the table with a win.

On the pitch, the home team will play a 4-2-3-1 formation with a double pivot of Guillamon and Pepelu in front of the defense, Yaremchuk on the right wing and Pérez on the left. López as a No. 10 behind Duro. The Barcelonans stick to their 4-3-3 formation with Pedri, De Jong and Gundogan in midfield. Raphinha and Félix on the wings of the attack and Lewandowski up front.

Team lineups:

FC Valence: Mamardashvili – Correia, Mosquera, Diakhaby, Vázquez – Pepelu, Guillamon – Yaremchuk, López, Pérez – Duro

FC Barcelona: Peña – Cancelo, Araujo, Koundé, Baldé – Pedri, Gundogan, De Jong – Raphinha, Lewandowski, Félix.

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