It’s very possible that Real Madrid will win the title tonight, but it’s important for Barcelona to go down fighting.
They regularly beat Osasuna by a sizeable margin so the fans will be expecting a victory tonight, but the starting XI for the game does feature a few surprises:
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 16, 2020
Luis Suarez misses out with Martin Braithwaite taking his place instead, which would seem like a ridiculous thing to say about Barcelona just a few months ago.
Riqui Puig has been in and out of the side so it’s good to see him getting a chance, but it appears that Arthur is just not getting a chance anymore ahead of his move to Juventus.
That seems like a logical thing to do, but Miralem Pjanic is still playing regularly for Juventus so it’s a big call to leave him out.
The fans tend to be critical of Quique Setien no matter what happens, and he’s not getting an easy ride from this lot tonight either:
Barca’s just completely given up on the league haven’t they ?
— Calva (@Madridlosophy) July 16, 2020
We going trophyless this season? ???
— i Develop Websites™ ???? ? (@iamAbiodunAA) July 16, 2020
Riqui Roberto rakitic midfield ?
— Danny Archer (@ProudCule0509) July 16, 2020
No Atrhur? ???
— Bar_Sark ???? (@iamhokayscene) July 16, 2020
What kind of line up is this??
— Henry Boateng (@Henry_Boat) July 16, 2020
Man has given up??
— The Big Benz Theory (@hlonela_tanda) July 16, 2020
It’s a big call for Setien to leave his experienced players out for such a crucial game, but it will also be exciting to see how the fringe players get on.