FC Barcelona is playing for its place in the next Spanish Super Cup this Sunday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, against Getafe. The team coached by Xavi Hernández You only need one point to earn your ticket to Saudi Arabia and they will have to be one hundred percent to return to Barcelona with a positive result that allows them to move away, definitively, from Atlético de Madrid and Seville.
For the occasion, Xavi has a long list of casualties and will travel to Madrid with just enough. The infirmary is packed and the penalties of Frenkie de Jong, Jordi Alba and Eric García, who has also recently undergone surgery and aims to say goodbye to the season. The Egarense coach will be forced to implement several changes to revolutionize his line-up and achieve victory against the ‘azulón’ team. Next, our forecast of the elevens:
Probable alignments of the Getafe-FC Barcelona
- XI of Getafe: David Soria; Damián Suárez, Djené, Okay, Jorge Cuenca, Olivera; Arambarri, Maksimovic, Oscar; Enes Ünal and Sandro Ramírez.
- XI del FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Alves, Mingueza, Lenglet, Balde; Busquets, Gavi, Riqui Puig; Dembélé, Aubameyang and Ferran Torres.
The German goalkeeper will be under the three sticks of FC Barcelona to stop the attacks of the azulón team. This season he has gone from less to more, until becoming an important player for the team coached by Xavi Hernández in this last stretch of the 2021-2022 season. He has signed key interventions in recent months, despite the fact that he has conceded more goals than expected.
In the absence of knowing what will happen to Ronald Araújo, Xavi will be forced to present a defense that he has not used before and that, in principle, generates many doubts. There are too many losses that the culés have and they would be forced to go out with Dani Alves on the right side, as the only ‘recognizable’, accompanied by the pair of centrals from Mingueza and Clement Lenglet. Alexander Balde by first time since December last year, to defend the culé left-back.
If the coach from Egar does not decide to experiment again in his drawing, it is most likely that Barça will go out again with a line of three in the center of the field and with Sergio Busquets as a defensive pivot, accompanied by Gavi and Riqui Puig as insiders. The one from Matadepera has been highly discussed and Xavi has constantly passed on it. He now he will probably have his big chance. There will be no alternatives on the bench, at least from the first team.
In the attacking line there are doubts, since Xavi ‘pointed out’ Ferran Torres in the last game, changing him at half-time. The one from Foios has had a few games in a rather irregular dynamic and with the feeling that he is too far from the best version of him. He could stay on the bench and bring in Memphis, but the reality is that Terrassa’s coach sees him as an untouchable. He will start on the left, accompanied by Dembélé on the right and Aubameyang in the center of the attack.