Picking the Best Potential Barcelona Lineup to Face Villarreal on Wednesday

?Barcelona welcome Villarreal to the Camp Nou in their penultimate home game of the season on Wednesday.

Villarreal will confirm their Europa League place with a victory. El Submarino Amarillo are currently sixth in the table but, with just three games left of the season, have six more points than seventh-placed Sevilla.

The table-toppers have already secured their 25th La Liga title but will looking to extend their unbeaten league run to 36 games. 

Torhüter

  • Ter Stegen

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Marc-André ter Stegen will start between the sticks. 

Verteidigung

  • Semedo

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  • Piqué

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  • Umtiti

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  • Jordi Alba

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Barcelona will be without full-back Sergi Roberto after he received a straight red for lashing out at Marcelo in Sunday’s El Clasico draw to Real Madrid. Nelson Semedo is likely to start in his place at right-back. 

Gerard Pique will be partnered with Samuel Umtiti in the centre of Barca’s defence. Jordi Alba, who has eight assists and two goals in 31 league appearances, will start at left-back. 

Mittelfeld

  • Coutinho

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  • Busquets

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  • Rakitic

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  • Iniesta

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?Former Liverpool man Philippe Coutinho will start on the right of midfield. The Brazilian star has three goals and five assists in 13 La Liga appearances. 

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta will start on the right of midfield. The 33-year-old will be making his final appearance for the Blaugrana at the Camp Nou. 

Sergio Busquets will be joined by Croatian international Ivan Rakitic in the centre of midfield. 

Sturm

  • Messi

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  • Suárez

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Lionel Messi will partner Luis Suarez in attack. 

Messi is La Liga’s top scorer with 33 goals, as well as 12 assists, in 34 appearances – eight more goals than his nearest competitor Cristiano Ronaldo (25 goals and five assists). 

Suarez has scored 24 goals and provided ten assists in 30 league starts so far. 

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