Catalonia v Spain XIs – Could Spain Beat Its Finest Footballing Region? Chelsea And Barcelona Stars Face Off

Would a breakaway Catalonia side beat Spain?

The Spanish region of Catalonia held an unofficial referendum on Sunday, with the vast majority voting in favour of independence.

Barcelona is the heart of Catalonia, and if the region ever were to become independent it might well become a European football force on its own.

If the referendum had been a binding one, and Catalonia was now an independent nation, would its side be stronger than Spain’s Catalan-free side? Compare the XIs below and tell us what you think.

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Gerard Pique Barcelona

Catalan XI

GK) Victor Valdes

RB) Martin Montoya

CB) Marc Bartra

CB) Gerard Pique

LB) Jordi Alba

A solid back five, with plenty of pace on the flanks. Barta has stepped up for Barcelona as a replacement for the legendary Carles Puyol this season, and does the same for our Catalan side.

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