Date: 22th March, 2021
Time: 1:30 AM IST (Sunday night)
Venue: Anoeta Stadium
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Barcelona travel to Anoeta Stadium for a tough away game to continue their fight for the La Liga title. Following a big win against Huesca, Barcelona will be back in action in La Liga on Sunday evening. They take on Real Sociedad, who are battling for a top-five finish.
Philippe Coutinho, Ansu Fati and Sergi Roberto are ruled out through injury, while Gerard Pique is also expected to miss out due to a troublesome knee injury.
They too have a big injury list. Luca Sangalli, Miguel Moya, Joseba Zaldua and Aritz Elustondo are all sidelined through injury, while Nacho Monreal, David Silva, Martin Zubimendi and Carlos Fernandez are also doubts.
It’s going to be an exciting end to the La Liga campaign with Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona all in the contention to win the league title. With the finish line in sight and only 4 points separating the trio, this will be a crucial game for the Catalan giants.
This will be a close match and is likely to be decided by moments of quality which attack-minded players like Dembele, Messi, Griezmann, Oyarzabal, Portu and Isak can provide in this match. These players will create goal-scoring opportunities in the match and are good options to try as captain and vice-captain.
Real Sociedad have struggled for form of late and have looked a bit rusty at times. Based purely on form, Barcelona are the strong favourites to win this match owing to their recent good performances. However, Sociedad will also be up for the fight and look to move up the table. Prediction for this game is 2-1 to Barcelona.
Probable Playing XI:
Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Lenglet, De Jong; Dest, Busquets, Pedri, Alba; Dembele, Messi, Griezmann
Remiro; Gorosabel, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Monreal; D Silva, Illarramendi, Merino; Portu, Isak, Oyarzabal
Defenders- Alba, Lenglet, Dest, Monreal
Midfielders- Pedri, Portu, De Jong, David Silva
Forwards- Messi, Griezmann, Isak, Oyarzabal, Dembele
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