Spanish coach Xavi Hernandez was announced as the coach of the team Barcelona Barcelona’s official formation to face its guest, Athletic Bilbao, at 10 pm today, Sunday, at Montjuïc Stadium, in the tenth round of the Spanish League “La Liga” for the current season 2023-2024.
Barcelona has 21 points in the Spanish League table, and is seeking to achieve victory to continue chasing Real Madrid for the lead, while Athletic Bilbao has 17 points.
Barcelona’s lineup for the Bilbao match was as follows:
Goalkeeper: Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Defense line: Alejandro Balde – Andreas Christensen – Martinez – Joao Cancelo.
In midfield: Oriol Romeu – Ilkay Gundogan – Javi
In the attacking line: Joao Felix – Fermin – Ferran Torres.
The Catalan team is seeking to return to the winning path in La Liga, after falling into the trap of a positive draw with two goals to the same against its counterpart Granada in the last round, and on the other hand, Athletic Bilbao achieved a victory over Almeria by three goals without a response.
Barcelona, led by Xavi, is aiming to obtain a major morale boost before the El Clásico match, against traditional rival Real Madrid, in the next round, scheduled for October 28th. Barcelona suffers from many absences during the confrontation with the Basque team, due to injury, such as the Polish star Robert Lewandowski, Pedri, Brazilian Rafinha, French defender Kounde, Dutchman Frenkie de Jong and young star Lamine Yamal.
Barca prevailed during the two teams’ confrontations last season, with scores of 4-0 and 1-0.
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