Barcelona host Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp this evening in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.
The Blaugrana will looking for a better performance than the one they showcased in their narrow 1-0 win against Getafe over the weekend.
As the Copa del Rey reaches its business end, Xavi is expected to field his strongest XI possible. Marc-André ter Stegen will most likely start in goal ahead of cup keeper Iñaki Peña, while Frenkie de Jong will probably get the nod ahead of Pablo González in Barcelona’s midfield.
Jules Koundé is predicted to play right-back, giving the chance to Ronald Araújo to return to the heart of Barça’s defensive line.
Predicted Barcelona lineup against Real Sociedad
AS predict that Xavi will field the following starting XI against Real Sociedad: Marc-André ter Stegen – Jules Koundé, Ronald Araújo, Andreas Christensen, Alejandro Balde – Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Gavi – Ousmane Dembélé, Robert Lewandowski, Pedri.
The match is set to kick off at 9 pm local time.
GSFN | Tom Cserép