Barcelona predicted lineup vs Real Sociedad: Lionel Messi starts, Griezmann on the bench

Sergio Busquets of FC Barcelona. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
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Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele could head the Barcelona attack


Forward: Lionel Messi

No surprises there. The Argentine has been the biggest source of inspiration on the pitch that has thrust Barcelona even in difficult moments. Lionel Messi has unleashed his long shot taking quality and fans are in awe of him.

What was once considered a chink in his armour, it’s safe to say he has aced it and how! Messi will look to create menace and punish Sociedad who have the third best defence in the league, conceding 22 goals in 27 games. The 33 year old has 14 goals and 7 assists in 22 La Liga against Real Sociedad. He will be hoping to add more to the already impressive tally.

Forward: Ousmane Dembele

With Ousmane Dembele’s inclusion, the other birthday boy, Antoine Griezmann, would make it to the bench. The Frenchman is evolving into a player that Barca envisioned initially when he arrived in 2017.

The pacey Frenchman is happy and confident under Koeman which is reflected in his performances. His finishing still remains unpolished as seen in several games but the ability to evade defenders and dribble past them is bettered only by a certain Argentine in the team.

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