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Jan 19, 2020 at 8pm UK at ​Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Attendance: 65,444
Barcelona
1-0
Granada
Messi (76')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Sanchez (69')

How Barcelona could line up against Granada

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

Barcelona will start life under the management of Quique Setien with a home game against Granada on Sunday night.

Setien was confirmed as Ernesto Valverde's replacement earlier this week, with the 61-year-old taking over a side that sit top of La Liga on goal difference from Real Madrid.

The Spanish champions suffered a 3-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup last time out, though, while they were held to a 2-2 draw by Espanyol in their last league match.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the hosts could line up against Granada on Sunday night.


POSS BAR XI vs. GRA

Out: Luis Suarez (knee), Ousmane Dembele (thigh), Frenkie de Jong (suspension)
Doubtful: Arthur (groin), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (knee)

> Click here for Barcelona's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Barca will be without the services of Luis Suarez following knee surgery, while fellow attacker Ousmane Dembele remains on the sidelines with a thigh issue.

Key midfielder Frenkie de Jong is also out through suspension following his red card against Espanyol, but Arthur has returned to training following a recent groin problem and could make the bench.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen's knee issue has also settled, meaning that the club's number one goalkeeper is expected to return to the sticks in place of Neto.

Arturo Vidal is being tipped to earn a spot alongside Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets in central midfield, although Setien also has the option of moving Sergi Roberto into the middle of the park and bringing Nelson Semedo in at right-back.

Further forward, Ansu Fati, who has scored twice in 10 league appearances this season, could earn a start alongside Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi due to Suarez's absence.

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Who will win Sunday's La Liga clash between Barcelona and Granada?

Barcelona
Draw
Granada
Barcelona
0.0%
Draw
0.0%
Granada
0.0%
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