The start of the meeting is fast approaching, while it is still not known if Ter Stegen will be able to hold his place in the BarÃ§a goal!
According to Spanish media, the Blaugrana goalkeeper stopped his warm-up earlier than expected after feeling pain in his hand and could finally start the game on the bench!
At a pre-match press conference, BarÃ§a coach called on his attackers to be more decisive. Koeman wants his attacking players to no longer rely on Messi’s individual talent.
La Pulga has scored 29 goals against club Blanquirojo in La Liga since the start of his career, his favorite prey. But the Argentine has remained silent on the last two clashes with SÃ © ville in the league.
In the event of another victory this afternoon, the Andalusians (4th, 48 pts) would overtake their opponent of the day and climb on the podium, with in addition a game late to play. FC SÃ © ville remains on a series of 6 straight league wins.
Defeated 2-0 at Sanchez-Piuzjuan in the semi-final first leg of the King’s Cup, FC Barcelona want to show a whole new face this afternoon. Especially since the Blaugranas (3rd, 50 pts) are only 5 units behind Real Madrid and 5 over Atlético (with one more match). BarÃ§a have won only 2 of their last 5 games in all competitions.
Ronald Koeman can count on Araujo’s return, even if he starts the game on the bench. On the other hand, his midfielder is amputated by Miralem Pjanic, injured in the ankle.
No major surprise in Lopetegui’s 4-3-3. Koundé, recently a scorer against this same BarÃ§a in the Cup, is still present in the central hinge.
Bono â ???? J. Navas, KoundÃ ©, Diego Carlos, Escudero – Fernando, JordÃ¡n, Rakitic – Munir, Papu GÃ³mez, De Jong
Koeman decides to do without Griezmann for this poster and lines up a 3-5-2 with the trio PiquÃ © -Lenglet-Mingueza in the central hinge.
Ter Stegen – Piqué, Lenglet, Mingueza – Dest, Busquets, De Jong, Pedri, Alba – Messi, Dembélé
Welcome to RMC Sport’s live commentary to follow the clash between SÃ © ville and FC Barcelona. Kick-off will be at 4:15 p.m. from Sanchez-Pizjuan.