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Jul 16, 2020 at 8pm UK at Camp Nou
BarcelonaBarcelona
1-2
OsasunaOsasuna
Messi (62')
Semedo (54'), Rakitic (57'), Pique (69'), Firpo (75')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Arnaiz (15'), Torres (90+4')
Sanjurjo (63')
Gallego (77')

How Barcelona could line up against Osasuna

Sports Mole looks at how Barcelona could line up in Thursday's La Liga clash with Osasuna.

Barcelona will be looking to keep their La Liga title hopes alive when they welcome Osasuna to Camp Nou on Thursday night.

The Spanish champions are currently four points behind league leaders Real Madrid with two games left, meaning that Zinedine Zidane's side can win the title on Thursday with a win over Villarreal.

Barca must look after themselves, though, and the Catalan giants will be focused on making it four straight victories in Spain's top flight when they welcome 11th-placed Osasuna.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the home side could line up in this match.


POSS BAR XI vs. OSA

Out: Ousmane Dembele (hamstring), Samuel Umtiti (knee)
Doubtful: Antoine Griezmann (thigh), Arthur (illness), Frenkie de Jong (calf)

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

Barca will again be without the services of Ousmane Dembele and Samuel Umtiti through injury, while Antoine Griezmann is a huge doubt with the thigh problem that he picked up against Real Valladolid on Saturday.

Griezmann had to be replaced at the interval of his side's 1-0 win, and it is thought that he could miss the rest of the league season before potentially returning against Napoli in the Champions League next month.

Frenkie de Jong is expected to make a timely return from a calf injury, though, with the Netherlands international likely to be selected as part of a four-man midfield.

Head coach Quique Setien has the option of bringing Ansu Fati into the attack, but he played a midfield diamond against Valladolid and that could again be the case here, with Arturo Vidal operating just behind Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Sergi Roberto could again be preferred to Ivan Rakitic in the middle of the park, while Jordi Alba is expected to start at left-back despite missing Tuesday's training session due to a knock.

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Who will win Thursday's La Liga clash between Barcelona and Osasuna?

Barcelona
Draw
Osasuna
Barcelona
82.4%
Draw
9.3%
Osasuna
8.3%
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CReal Madrid38269370254587
2Barcelona38257686384882
3Atletico MadridAtletico381816451272470
4Sevilla381913654342070
5Villarreal381861463491460
6Real Sociedad38168145648856
7Granada38168145245756
8Getafe381412124337654
9Valencia381411134653-753
10Osasuna381313124654-852
11Athletic Bilbao381312134138351
12Levante38147174753-649
13Real Valladolid38915143243-1142
14EibarEibar38119183956-1742
15Real Betis381011174860-1241
16AlavesAlaves38109193459-2539
17Celta Vigo38716153749-1237
RLeganes38812183051-2136
RMallorca3896234065-2533
REspanyol38510232758-3125

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