FC Barcelona prepare to kick off against CA Osasuna at the Spotify Camp Nou in order to solidify their lead at the top of the La Liga table. With both teams ready to face off, the Catalans have announced their starting lineup for this hotly anticipated clash in the race for the league title.
In goal, as expected, it is Marc Andre Ter Stegen who starts. The German international is just two clean sheets away from matching the legendary 26 clean-sheet record held by former Deportivo keeper Francisco Liano, and the German will be hoping to get within touching distance of that target during this game against CA Osasuna.
The defense is comprised of Ronald Araujo and Andreas Christensen covering the central channels, with Alejandro Balde and Jules Kounde covering the left and right flanks of the team’s defense respectively. Both fullbacks have also just recently been nominated for the Team of the Season coincidentally.
The midfield consists of Sergio Busquets acting as the team’s primary pivot at the heart of the midfield-defense middle point, and on either side of him as the team’s interiors are Spaniard Pedri and Dutchman Frenkie De Jong.
Lastly, the forward line is composed of Raphinha on the right wing and Gavi as a false winger on the left side. Rounding up the offense is Robert Lewandowski, current Pichichi leader and La Liga top goalscorer, who plays as the team’s primary center forward.
The following is the official announcement by the FC Barcelona account: