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Official: Barcelona starting lineup vs Celta Vigo



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Barcelona take on Celta Vigo in the penultimate game, and final home game of the season, and Ronald Koeman has selected his troops that will march into battle. Headlining the defence, Ronald Araujo gets his second start in a row despite being subbed off at half-time against Levante. Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet retain their spots in the central defence, while Marc-Andre ter Stegen starts in goal.

With Frenkie de Jong suspended, Koeman has called upon the services of Ilaix Moriba in midfield. At this point too predictable, Pedri and Sergio Busquets round off the centre. Jordi Alba starts on the left as the wingback, while Ousmane Dembele gets the nod to start on the right.

Lionel Messi could very well be playing his last home game of the season, and if he picks up a yellow card, his very last. That said, he starts alongside Antoine Griezmann, who is goalless in his last two appearances.

Confirmed XI: ter Stegen; Araujo, Pique, Lenglet; Dembele, Ilaix, Busquets, Pedri, Alba; Messi, Griezmann

The season is essentially over for Barça, but that is no reason to get complacent. Iago Aspas always puts up a show against the Garnet and the Blue, and must be kept under special watch. Similarly, Sergio Busquets has the responsibility of making sure Denis Suarez does no damage with his vision.

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