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How Barcelona could line up against Eibar

Sports Mole looks at how Barcelona could line up in Sunday's La Liga clash with Eibar at Camp Nou.

Barcelona will be looking to make it six straight La Liga wins when they welcome Eibar to Camp Nou on Sunday night.

The Spanish champions have opened up a five-point lead over second-placed Atletico Madrid at the top of the table, while they are 10 points clear of bitter rivals Real Madrid in Spain's top flight.

Barcelona will enter this weekend's match off the back of a defeat, however, having lost 2-1 at Levante in the first leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tie on Thursday night.

Here, Sports Mole takes a look at how Ernesto Valverde's side could line up in the La Liga affair at Camp Nou.


POSS BAR XI vs. EIB© Reuters

Out: Rafinha (knee), Sergi Samper (calf), Samuel Umtiti (knee), Thomas Vermaelen (torn muscle)

Valverde rung the changes for the clash with Levante on Thursday night, but not too many of his squad players impressed for the Spanish champions.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba will return to the XI this weekend, while Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi will be back in the final third.

Valverde has decisions to make elsewhere, however, with Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal both playing the 90 minutes against Levante.

Arthur and Ivan Rakitic should return in the middle of the park, while Ousmane Dembele should keep out Philippe Coutinho once again.

Coutinho scored a penalty against Levante on Thursday in a match where Dembele disappointed, but the France international has been in impressive form alongside Luis Suarez and Messi in recent weeks.

Rafinha, Sergi Samper, Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen remain unavailable for selection.

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Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring against Real Madrid in El Clasico on October 28, 2018
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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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