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The Camp Nou opens the new year with a league match between FC Barcelona and Levante. After closing the holidays with the Copa del Rey and despite being pending an important second leg, Ernesto Valverde will not reserve anything.
Barcelona Vs Lavante UD
Begins 2018 and, after the Cup, LaLiga returns, although the goals have not changed for a FC Barcelona that wants to get rid of Levante at Camp Nou. Despite arriving with the poster of affordable adversary, the Valencians want to assert their great statistics at home, with only one defeat so far in the championship. This Sunday from 16:15 hours the show returns to Barcelona, and Ernesto Valverde has already warned: It will not be easy.
The call of the FC Barcelona arrives with some important absences, with Samuel Umtiti, Paco Alcácer and Arda Turan again in the list of injured. With the Turkish pending negotiation his departure, the rumors also haunt the rest of discarded, Rafinha Alcántara, Gerard Deulofeu and Aleix Vidal, and the only one that does not raise doubts is Sergio Busquets who has to comply with sanctions. This is our forecast for the game:
After the premiere of Jasper Cillessen in Copa, Ter Stegen has to reappear in LaLiga. He repeated a recital at the Santiago Bernabéu, and has several records in mind for 2018. In addition to a World Cup that is approaching on the horizon, the German has marked club titles as priorities, and is willing to continue to play his part.
After staying true to his latest bets in Balaídos, the Txingurri could opt for some changes for the Camp Nou. Jordi Alba would recover the left side and Sergi Roberto would return to the right. Regarding the central, Gerard Piqué and Thomas Vermaelen have many numbers to repeat couple, although it has been speculated on with the ownership of Javier Mascherano in one of his last matches with Barça.
With the absence of Sergio Busquets by penalty, one of the adjustments for the duel will be the placement of Ivan Rakitic as the starting center. Next to him could be the regulars of the last weeks, Andrés Iniesta and the omnipresent Paulinho, and if Valverde opts for the 4-4-2, Denis Suárez or even Sergi Roberto could also appear. If there is a trident again, one of them would be the one sacrificed to include a forward.
Leo Messi and Luis Suarez had to rest in Copa, but with some more training in their legs, they are expected to be in the starting line-up at Camp Nou. If the attack point is only a couple, they will be complemented by Paulinho, Iniesta and company, but if they return 4-3-3, they could enter Ousmane Dembélé or even José Arnáiz.
Possible FC Barcelona-Levante line-up
Ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Vermaelen, Alba, Rakitic, Paulinho, Denis, Iniesta, Suárez y, Messi.
Oier; Coke, Postigo, Cabaco, Luna; Lerma, Doukouré; Pedro López, Lukic, Jason; y Boateng.