Sports A surprise attack for Barça against Juve?
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In the absence of the injured Philippe Coutinho, FC Barcelona could appear with an unprecedented attacking quartet on Juventus' lawn on Wednesday night in the Champions League.
Lionel Messi is irremovable, Ansu Fati is in the process of becoming, Philippe Coutinho has established himself as an indisputable holder. And yet Ronald Koeman has yet to find the right formula for his attacking quartet. And for good reason, no fourth man has really won since the start of the season, starting with an that started out on the same basis as in the last exercise. In the absence of the injured Coutinho, the Blaugrana should therefore appear with an unprecedented foursome on Juventus' pitch on Wednesday night in the Champions League.
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A duel Trincao-Pedri
It's simple, the Catalans have started only one game without the Brazilian attacking midfielder this season. It was in Getafe, on October 17, in a loss (1-0). Coutinho started off on the bench and it was a Dembélé-Griezmann-Messi-Pedri quartet that started, without success. And this line of attack should not be aligned on Wednesday as Mundo Deportivo and L’Equipe announce Dembélé on the bench. Griezmann and Messi will start, as will Ansu Fati. The last place will therefore be played between Trincao and Pedri.
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It is the latter who is announced as favorite by Mundo Deportivo despite his disappointing performance against Real on Saturday (1-2). The team advance the hypothesis of the young Portuguese. Also note that young Ronald Araujo will start in central defense in the absence of the suspended Pique. For its part, Juventus will have to do without positive for Covid-19. Ramsey is expected to play in support of a Morata-Dybala duo.The probable combos
Juventus : Szczesny - Demiral, Bonucci, Danilo - Cuadrado, Bentancur, Rabiot, Kulusevski - Ramsey - Morata, Dybala
Barça : Neto - Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba - Busquets (or Pjanic), De Jong - Pedri (or Trincao), Messi, Fati - Griezmann
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Without another salary reduction, the club won't be able to pay player wages from January on - a damning indictment of the former president's reignAdmired? Barca are now a laughing stock, their 'mes que un club' motto nothing more than a perverse joke at this point. Their team specialises in humiliating defeats on the field; their board, in embarrassing scandals off it.