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How Barcelona could line up against Atletico Madrid – Sports Mole

June 30, 2020

Sports Mole looks at how Barcelona could line up in Tuesday’s La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid.

Barcelonawill be looking to return to winning ways in La Liga when they welcomeAtletico Madridto Camp Nou on Tuesday night.

The Spanish champions have drawn two of their last three in Spain’s top flight, including a2-2 drawwith Celta Vigo on Saturday afternoon.

Barca are still top ofthe tableas it stands, although Real Madrid will have the chance to move to the summit when they take on basement side Espanyol on Sunday night.

Here,Sports Molelooks at how the Catalan giants could line up when they take to the field against Atletico, who have won their last four in the league during an impressive run.


Out:Frenkie de Jong(calf),Ousmane Dembele(hamstring)
Doubtful:Sergi Roberto(rib)

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Barca will again be without the services of Frenkie de Jong and Ousmane Dembele through injury, butSergio Busquetsis available after serving a one-game suspension against Celta.

Sergi Roberto remains a slight doubt due to a rib problem, although the right-back has an outside chance of making the squad for the key encounter.

Quique Setienis expected to make changes from the side that drew on Saturday, withClement Lengletlikely to return to the defence in place ofSamuel Umtiti, while Busquets could replaceRiqui Puigin midfield.

Antoine Griezmannis also likely to return to the attack alongsideLuis SuarezandLionel Messi, with teenage forwardAnsu Fatidropping to the bench.

Brazilian midfielderArthurcould be involved in some capacity, although it seems unlikely that the 23-year-old will be included in the first XI, havingundergone a medical with Juventus on Sundayahead of a proposed move toMaurizio Sarri‘s side.

There are not expected to be any major surprises elsewhere, meanwhile, withMarc-Andre ter Stegen,Jordi AlbaandGerard Piqueall certain starters for the reigning champions.