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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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