Predicted Barcelona Line-up To Face Leganes In La Liga
It turned out to be an easy night for Barcelona against Roma in their midweek Champions League clash, and they will be confident ahead of a considerably easier game against Leganes in the league.
Messi has 9 goals and 3 assists in his last 9 games for Barcelona, which is incredible form. However, it is actually just standard practice for the Argentine magician. He will be hoping to bag a few more in this fixture.
Probable Barcelona XI
Manager: Ernesto Valverde
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (GK)
The 25-year-old German goalkeeper has gone from strength to strength after becoming Barcelona’s No.1. He is growing into a great keeper and has been in good form for them this season.
Jordi Alba (LB)
Alba has played in 27 of Barcelona’s 30 games in La Liga this season and is a high performer. He also has 2 goals and 8 assists to his name, which is fantastic for a full-back. He has the licence to get forward but is also solid in defence.
Gerard Pique (CB)
Pique is one of the best centre-backs in the world and has been solid for Barcelona all season. He commands the defence well and has led Barcelona to many clean sheets.
Samuel Umtiti (CB)
The 24-year-old has formed a solid partnership at the back with Pique and they seem to work well together. He is dominant in the air despite not being too tall and his pass success rate is always high.
Sergi Roberto (RB)
Roberto has been a Barcelona boy all his life and has had his best season in a Barcelona shirt this campaign. He has chipped in with 1 goal and 6 assists.
The Paulinho who is playing for Barcelona these days is a class above the Paulinho who once played for Tottenham in the Premier League. He sits in the middle of the park and tackles hard to break up the opposition’s play, allowing the attackers in the team to focus on their job.
Ivan Rakitic (CM)
Rakitic is the engine room for Barcelona. He picks up the ball and moves it to a more attacking player. His pass success rate is always high and he puts in the odd good tackle as well.
Ousmane Dembele (RM)
Dembele must have felt cursed when he suffered two bad injuries after the big move to Barca. However, he is now starting to look like the player Barcelona would have expected him to be when they signed him.
Philippe Coutinho (LM)
Since moving to Barcelona, Coutinho has 2 goals and 2 assists in 8 appearances, which is actually quite disappointing for the 25-year-old Brazilian’s standards. He is still adjusting to Barcelona’s style of play, where he has been given quite a free role in the side. Will be hoping to step up his performances towards the end of the season.
Luis Suarez (ST)
One of the best strikers in the world and his partnership with Messi is absolutely lethal. He has 22 goals and 6 assists in the league and with Messi by his side, he will be looking to hit 30 before the end of the season.
Lionel Messi (ST)
Messi is the best player in the world and he can win games on his own. He has 26 goals and 12 assists in La Liga this season and will be looking to push on and score even more before the end of the season.