Picking the Best Potential Barcelona Lineup to Face Real Sociedad on Sunday

After Barcelona’s historic unbeaten run was brought to an end just two games before recording the first invincible La Liga season in modern-day history last time out against Levante, Ernesto Valverde’s men will be keen to end on a high in what is Andres Iniesta’s final match for the Catalonians. 

So, ahead of Real Sociedad visiting Camp Nou, let’s take a look at Barca’s possible XI. 

Torhüter

  • Ter Stegen

    Ter Stegen1

After conceding five last weekend, ?Marc-Andre ter Stegen will be hoping for a quieter evening this time around in between the sticks. 

With 18 clean sheets already to his name from 33 league outings, the German will be hopeful he can celebrate his World Cup inclusion in style and record another shutout. 

Verteidigung

  • Semedo

    Semedo2

  • Piqué

    Piqué3

  • Mina

    Mina24

  • Jordi Alba

    Jordi Alba18

Although it is easy to place blame on the reasonably inexperienced, Nelson Semedo and Yerry Mina both had evenings to forget against Levante. 

A combination of simply abysmal positional play and physical weakness allowed Paco Jemez’s men to run riot during the opening hour, and in order to show there is promise ahead of next season, both need a strong performance in the season-ender.  

Mittelfeld

  • Rakitic

    Rakitic4

  • Busquets

    Busquets5

  • Iniesta

    Iniesta8

  • Coutinho

    Coutinho14

However, undoubtedly the focus on Sunday will be placed on Iniesta, who will feature for the final time for Barcelona. 

A successful 22-year career will bow out without an invincible title yet on the back of another domestic double, and a packed out Camp Nou will be keen to show their appreciation for the World Cup-winner before he departs. 

Sturm

  • Messi

    Messi10

  • Suárez

    Suárez9

Lionel Messi has the chance to sew up his European Golden Shoe crowning is style against Real Sociedad, a side which he has many memorable moments against – none more so than his spectacular free-kick earlier in the season. 

Luis Suarez finds himself currently tied with Cristiano Ronaldo in second-place in La Liga’s top scorers – something he can claim all for himself with a goal on Sunday. 

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