Ahead of Barcelona’s La Liga trip to Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, Sports Mole looks at how the Spanish champions could line up.
Following a morale-boosting win over Real Madrid in last week’s one-sided El Clasico, Barcelona will now aim to strengthen their grip on top spot when they travel to Rayo Vallecano on Saturday evening.
Ernesto Valverde‘s job now looks a lot safer than it did a fortnight ago, but he will be wary of this weekend’s potential banana skin fixture in the capital.
Here, Sports Mole looks at how the visitors may line up at the Campo de Futbol de Vallecas.
Valverde will unlikely feel the need to shuffle his pack, especially having been given the chance to heavily rotate for the midweek cup win over Cultural Leonesa.
Further back, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets and summer recruit Arthur have clicked into gear in recent weeks and should start again here, while Clement Lenglet – the matchwinner against Leonesa – appears certain to continue his partnership with Gerard Pique in the heart of defence.
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