In the midfield, Xavi does not have much of a choice. It is thought that the manager will go with the same lineup that he used against Granada cause that almost worked before Gavi got over aggressive and got himself a red card. The trio of Gavi, Sergio Busquets, and Nico Gonzalez will be the most likely set up for the Catalans however, they could have a few tricks up their sleeves in the second half.
Two players whom the club has been desperately missing, Frenkie de Jong and Pedri, are set to make a return this match. They will not be fit enough to play the entire ninety minutes and Xavi will never risk his players. However, Barca fans could be treated to a second-half cameo from either or both of these two players.