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Dec 22, 2018 at 5.30pm UK at ​Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Attendance: 78,686
Barcelona
2-0
Celta Vigo
Dembele (10'), Messi (45')
FT(HT: 2-0)

How Barcelona could line up against Celta Vigo

Sports Mole takes a look at how Barcelona could line up in Saturday's La Liga clash with Celta Vigo.

Barcelona will look to end 2018 on a high when they welcome Celta Vigo to Camp Nou in La Liga on Saturday night.

The Spanish champions have won their last three in the league without conceding a goal to open up a three-point advantage at the summit.

The clash with Celta will be Barcelona's final match of 2018, with the winter break in Spain kicking in after this round of fixtures.

Here, Sports Mole takes a look at how Barcelona could line up at Camp Nou this weekend.


POSS BAR XI vs. CEL

Out: Rafinha (knee), Sergi Samper (calf), Sergi Roberto (hamstring), Samuel Umtiti (knee), Malcom (ankle), Thomas Vermaelen (calf)
Doubtful: Nelson Semedo (knee)

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has a fairly extensive injury list at the moment, with no fewer than seven first-team players currently on the sidelines.

Thomas Vermaelen came into the defence against Levante last weekend as Barcelona were without their two first-team right-backs Nelson Semedo and Sergi Roberto, but the Belgium international is now out with a calf problem.

As a result, the Catalan giants have an issue at right-back, and if Semedo fails to overcome a knee problem to make the clash with Celta then there might be a starting role for Juan Miranda.

Further forward, Valverde has a number of decisions to make. Arthur and Philippe Coutinho both started on the bench against Levante last weekend, and that might well be the case again in this match.

Indeed, Ousmane Dembele is unlikely to be dropped due to his impressive form, while Arturo Vidal might keep his spot alongside Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets in the middle of the park.

That said, Arthur has also been in strong form this season, and the Brazilian could yet return to the XI.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona20144256213546
2Atletico MadridAtletico20118130131741
3Real Madrid2011363024636
4Sevilla209653122933
5AlavesAlaves209562223-132
6Getafe208752516931
7Real Betis208572525029
8Valencia2051141918126
9Real Sociedad207582524126
10Levante207583235-326
11EibarEibar206772428-425
12GironaGirona205962326-324
13Espanyol2073102130-924
14Athletic Bilbao2041152126-523
15Leganes205781824-622
16Real Valladolid205781723-622
17Celta Vigo205693234-221
18Rayo Vallecano2055102436-1220
19Villarreal203982126-518
20Huesca2025131739-2211

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