Barcelona, Nov 20 (EFE) .- The debut of the 17-year-old youth squad Ilias Akhomach is the big surprise in Xavi Hernández’s first line-up as Barcelona coach in the game that faces Espanyol this Saturday at the Camp Nou.
On the defensive line, Gerard Piqué returns, recovered from his injury, which will be paired in the back axis with Eric Garcia, who has also overcome the discomfort he suffered in the match against Celta.
The only change in Espanyol with respect to the Granada game is the entry of David López in the position of Keidi Bare that could mean a modification in the parakeet’s tactical drawing, with a behind of three centrals.
– Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Eric Garcia, Piqué, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Nico González, Frenkie de Jong; Gavi, Ilias Akhomach and Memphis.
– Spanish: Diego López; Sergi Gómez, Cabrera, David López; Aleix Vidal, Darder, Herrera, Pedrosa; Embarba, Puado; and RDT.