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Official: Barcelona starting lineup to face Osasuna | La Liga



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With Barcelona set to take on Osasuna in a little over an hour, manager Xavi Hernandez has announced the starting XI that will be taking the field at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys.

In a big move, teenage defender Pau Cubarsi starts in the heart of the defence alongside Ronald Araujo. Jules Kounde and Joao Cancelo slot in as the full-backs on the right and left sides respectively for Barcelona.

Inaki Pena continues to man the goal in the absence of Marc-Andre ter Stegen for the hosts.

In midfield, Frenkie de Jong features alongside Pedri and Ilkay Gundogan, with Xavi opting to stick with his best options rather than springing a surprise by playing Fermin Lopez.

Meanwhile, Lamine Yamal, Robert Lewandowski, and Ferran Torres form the attacking trident for Barcelona.

Yamal has been in good nick, but starting him in a third game in a row after he played more than 90 minutes in the matches vs Athletic Club and Villarreal could be an extra workload for the 16-year-old.

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