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Jul 16, 2020 at 8pm UK
BarcelonaBarcelona
1-2
OsasunaOsasuna
Messi (62')
Semedo (54'), Rakitic (57'), Pique (69'), Firpo (75')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Arnaiz (15'), Torres (90+4')
Sanjurjo (63')

How Barcelona could line up against Osasuna

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Sports Mole looks at how Barcelona could line up in Thursday's La Liga clash with Osasuna.

Barcelona will be looking to keep their La Liga title hopes alive when they welcome Osasuna to Camp Nou on Thursday night.

The Spanish champions are currently four points behind league leaders Real Madrid with two games left, meaning that Zinedine Zidane's side can win the title on Thursday with a win over Villarreal.

Barca must look after themselves, though, and the Catalan giants will be focused on making it four straight victories in Spain's top flight when they welcome 11th-placed Osasuna.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the home side could line up in this match.


Out: Ousmane Dembele (hamstring), Samuel Umtiti (knee)
Doubtful: Antoine Griezmann (thigh), Arthur (illness), Frenkie de Jong (calf)

> Click here for Barcelona's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Barca will again be without the services of Ousmane Dembele and Samuel Umtiti through injury, while Antoine Griezmann is a huge doubt with the thigh problem that he picked up against Real Valladolid on Saturday.

Griezmann had to be replaced at the interval of his side's 1-0 win, and it is thought that he could miss the rest of the league season before potentially returning against Napoli in the Champions League next month.

Frenkie de Jong is expected to make a timely return from a calf injury, though, with the Netherlands international likely to be selected as part of a four-man midfield.

Head coach Quique Setien has the option of bringing Ansu Fati into the attack, but he played a midfield diamond against Valladolid and that could again be the case here, with Arturo Vidal operating just behind Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Sergi Roberto could again be preferred to Ivan Rakitic in the middle of the park, while Jordi Alba is expected to start at left-back despite missing Tuesday's training session due to a knock.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CAtletico MadridAtletico38268467254286
2Real Madrid38259467283984
3Barcelona38247785384779
4Sevilla38245953332077
5Real Sociedad3817111059382162
6Real Betis381710115050061
7Villarreal3815131060441658
8Celta Vigo381411135557-253
9Granada38137184765-1846
10Athletic Bilbao381113144642446
11Osasuna381111163748-1144
12CadizCadiz381111163658-2244
13Valencia381013155053-343
14Levante38914154657-1141
15Getafe38911182843-1538
16AlavesAlaves38911183657-2138
17ElcheElche38812183455-2136
RHuesca38713183453-1934
RReal Valladolid38516173457-2331
REibarEibar38612202952-2330
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