Quique Setien has made two changes to the starting lineup that drew against Atletico Madrid ahead of tonight’s La Liga clash against Villarreal.
Academy graduate Sergi Roberto comes into the midfield three for Ivan Rakitic.
Arturo Vidal has been transitioned back into a seemingly more normal role which has seen promising starlet Riqui Puig replaced by marquee signing Antoine Griezmann.
Take a look at Barcelona’s lineup below:
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 5, 2020
Here’s how some of the Catalan outfit’s supporters reacted to Setien’s teamsheet:
Suarez still getting minutes lmaoo This club is beyond finished
— Jerome (@iiamcule) July 5, 2020
Nah man what is this lineup… Roberto midfield in 2020
— Kevin (@BrazilianTrent) July 5, 2020
suarez? don’t you guys learn?
— Michael Eka (@emich11_) July 5, 2020
Roberto in the midfield over Puig. Vidal starting. No width. GG
— Rhythm (@Rhythm_Somaiya) July 5, 2020
Where is Riqui Puig?
— trofeú da champions 700 (@teodoro_lio) July 5, 2020
Where is Riqui Puig?! ?
— Aman™ ( From ?) (@Dark_Times_Ahd) July 5, 2020
— ??NaijAkata ?? (@only1dinho) July 5, 2020
The Blaugrana need three points to cut down Real Madrid’s 7-point lead at the top of the table, since the restart Barcelona’s shaky form has since them slip behind their rivals in the title race.
There quite a few question marks regarding starlet Puig being out of the lineup, the youngster has offered a much-needed drive forward for the side in recent outings.