Griezmann, Messi & Suarez ready to debut as Barça's new trident

The trio featured together in Dortmund but could play from the off in Granada

Messi, Luis Suárez y Griezmann apuntan a Granada
Messi, Luis Suárez y Griezmann apuntan a Granada | VALENTÍ ENRICH/AFP

Barcelona have the option of handing a debut to their new trident on Saturday at Granada. On Tuesday, the played together for half an hour when Lionel Messi came on, but they still haven't started together. 

Jordi Gil


Luis Suarez is totally prepared after 90 minutes in Dortmund. He also had half an hour against Valencia -- scoring twice -- and has put his calf injury behind him. 

Antoine Griezmann, meanwhile, has played every minute of the season so far and in Granada will go in search of his first goal on the road. He scored twice at Camp Nou in the win over Real Betis but hasn't been rewarded for his hard work in away games yet. 

The Frenchman will start on the left and will have to adapt to Suarez and Messi's connection. He has already gelled with Suarez during the club's tour if the United States, with them both impressive in the 4-0 win over Napoli. 

Their official debut -- away in Bilbao -- couldn't have gone worse, though. Suarez was taken off injured (Ousmane Dembele also got injured) and Barça went down to an Aduriz goal. 

Valverde has used Rafinha and Carles Perez to fill in. With the latter now at Celta Vigo, though, Ansu Fati has been able to explode. 

But Granada is the first chance to play the three big hitters. If Valverde prefers to reserve one of them, though, the next chance isn't too far away. Barça host Villarreal at Camp Nou on Tuesday. 


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