Koeman's likely starting XI for Girona friendly

The Dutch coach is likely to opt for a similar line up to Wednesday's friendly against Nàstic

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Barça's first team squad will play their second friendly of pre-season against Girona on Saturday evening, who are hoping to secure promotion back to LaLiga Santander this season. The game will be played at the Estadi Johan Cruyff at 7 p.m.

Head coach Ronald Koeman is expected to field a competitive starting eleven in the match.

Four players who did not feature against Nàstic - Depay, De Jong, Griezmann and Lenglet - are set to get their first minutes of pre-season in this evening's friendly. Koeman's starting line-up is likely to be: Neto; Dest, Piqué, Lenglet, Balde; De Jong, Sergi Roberto, Riqui Puig; Griezmann, Depay and Demir.

If this is indeed the line-up, youngsters Alejandro Balde and Yusuf Demir will keep ther places in the side. Miralem Pjanic and Samuel Umtiti, meanwhile, who are not in Koeman's plans for the upcoming season, will miss out. Barça B's Nico González could get his first minutes of pre-season off the bench, who missed the first friendly with a stomach problem. However, he has now recovered and is ready to make his first team debut.

The full squad for tonight's game is: Dest, Piqué, Pjanic, Riqui, Neto, Roberto, Umtiti, Depay, De Jong, Griezmann, Lenglet, Iñaki Peña, Arnau Tenas, Collado, Demir, Ramos Mingo, Gavi, Nico González, Comas, Balde, Igor Gomes, Rey Manaj, N'Diaye and Nils Mortimer.




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