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Official: Barcelona starting lineup against Athletic Club | La Liga GW 27

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Barcelona will hope to replicate their performance from the 4-0 win against Getafe as they are hosted by Athletic Club at the cathedral of Spanish football in San Mames.

Following his man of the match showing against Getafe, Raphinha starts on the right-wing once again tonight, and is only aided by Robert Lewandowski in attack tonight as Xavi has opted to use a four-man midfield system for this game.

Joao Felix has been benched in favour of Pedri, who takes over the left-wing tonight. The Spaniard is quickly growing into form once again, and could be the key to unlocking the Athletic defence tonight.

Behind him, Xavi has opted to use Ilkay Gundogan and Frenkie de Jong as central midfielders, while Andreas Christensen has been given the nod to start as the holding midfielder once again.

Inigo Martinez starts from the bench against his former side, with Pau Cubarsi getting the license to start alongside Ronald Araujo in central defence.

No surprises about the fullback pairing tonight as Joao Cancelo and Jules Kounde take over the left and right-back spot, respectively. This back-four will screen Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who will be hoping to recover his last season’s form ahead of the final third of the season.

Pedri · Lewandowsi · Raphinha
de Jong · Christensen · Gundogan
Cancelo · Cubarsi · Araujo · Kounde
ter Stegen

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