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Nov 9, 2019 at 8pm UK at Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Attendance: 71,209
Barcelona
4-1
Celta Vigo
Messi (23' pen., 45', 48'), Busquets (85')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Olaza (42')

How Barcelona could line up against Celta Vigo

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

Barcelona will switch their focus back to La Liga this weekend as they prepare to host Celta Vigo.

The Spanish champions were held to a goalless draw by Slavia Prague in the Champions League on Tuesday night, which followed a 3-1 loss at Levante in the league last weekend.

Ernesto Valverde's side are still top of La Liga heading into the next set of fixtures, though, and will fancy their chances of overcoming a Celta side that has struggled this season.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the Catalan giants could line up on home soil.


POSS BAR XI vs. CEL

Out: Luis Suarez (calf)
Doubtful: Jordi Alba (hamstring)

Barca will once again be without the services of Luis Suarez due to a calf problem, while Jordi Alba is expected to miss out with the hamstring injury that he picked up against Slavia Prague during the week.

Valverde otherwise has a full squad to choose from, and it would not be a surprise to see the head coach shuffle his pack with a number of players disappointing during the week.

Arthur is in line to return in the middle of the park, while Sergi Roberto could replace Nelson Semedo at right-back, with Junior Firpo featuring on the opposite side due to Alba's expected absence.

Ansu Fati could also be given the nod in the final third ahead of Ousmane Dembele, although Antoine Griezmann's spot is also under threat as the France international continues to struggle.

Samuel Umtiti is now over his latest knee problem and provides a potential option for change at the back, although Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet are expected to continue in the two centre-back positions.

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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