The 2022 World Cup is looming large as Barcelona travel to Pamplona to take on Osasuna for the final matchday pre-tournament. The importance of this game cannot be understated as Xavi’s men have the chance to cement the top spot in La Liga standings.
Fifth-placed Osasuna cannot be taken lightly either, and as such, Xavi has chosen a solid starting lineup for the game.
Robert Lewandowski leads the attack in the hopes of making up for his penalty miss on the weekend.
Ousmane Dembele retains his spot in the attack, and Ansu Fati has been rested in favour of Ferran Torres on left-wing once again.
Gavi has now been rested two games in a row with Frenkie de Jong and Pedri continuing in central midfield. Sergio Busquets takes his place as the anchor.
In defence, Gerard Pique is rested for his last-ever professional game of football. Andreas Christensen starts with Marcos Alonso in central defence, while Alejandro Balde and Jordi Alba flank the duo as the right and left full-backs.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen assumes responsibility in goal.
Torres • Lewandowski • Dembele
de Jong • Busquets • Pedri
Alba • Alonso • Christensen • Balde