After Gerard Piqué’s emotional farewell last Saturday in front of the Blaugrana fans, today’s match against Osasuna will definitely be the Barcelona centre-back’s last as a footballer, after announcing his retirement last week.
Piqué will start the match against Osasuna on the bench tonight as Xavi has opted for Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso at the heart of the defence.
Barcelona XI vs Osasuna
Ter Stegen – Balde, Christensen, Alonso, Alba – De Jong, Busquets, Pedri – Dembélé, Lewandowski, Ferran Torres.
Barcelona’s bench for the trip to El Sadar: Iñaki Peña, Arnau Tenas, Bellerín, Piqué, Eric Garcia, Chadi Riad, Gavi, Pablo Torre, Marc Casadó, Ansu Fati, Raphinha.
Barcelona will be hoping to extend their lead at the top of the La Liga table after Real Madrid’s defeat to Rayo Vallecano on Monday. The Catalan side have collected 34 points from their opening 13 games.
Kickoff at El Sadar gets underway at 9.30pm (Spanish time).
GSFN | Kieran Quaile