Saturday. Camp Nou. 4.15pm. Barcelona host Atletico Madrid, the league leaders. Ronald Koeman’s side can go above them with a victory, with Real Madrid in action on Sunday against Sevilla. If both Barca and Madrid win, the latter will be leaders.
Koeman is expected to repeat his 3-4-2-1, the same side as at Mestalla. There are only a couple of variables.
Oscar Mingueza did not play against Los Che but could come in for Ronald Araujo, although it’s not likely. On the other, Sergi Roberto vs Sergino Dest is a debate, and the US international has had physical problems for a few weeks.
Atletico, meanwhile, are waiting on Jose Jimenez and Renan Lodi, who did not train with the group on Wednesday. If they aren’t fit, Felipe and Savic will be paired in the middle and Mario Hermoso will be used at left-back. Simeone may use 4-4-2 but in the first game he went with 3-5-2 and got a 1-0 win.
FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Araujo, Piqué, Lenglet, Dest, Busquets, De Jong, Jordi Alba, Pedri, Messi y Griezmann.
Atlético de Madrid: Oblak, Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Koke, Saúl, Lemar, Carrasco, Correa y Luis Suárez.