The Seville it is always a level test and much more playing in the Sanchez Pizjuan. Even in a bad moment for the Andalusian team, which has only been able to add one of the nine points so far in the League, it is a visit marked in red for the barca and tonight will not be the exception (21 hours Movistar LaLiga).
With the staff with the positions doubled after a frenetic market, the team of Xavi Hernandez He feels the need to confirm all the good things he showed against Real and Valladolid. At eleven he will presumably be Jules Koundé, the center-back who set a trend at Sevilla and who was one of the transfers of the summer. He will be a morbid addition to one of the great matches on matchday four, along with that Real Madrid-Betis, the only two teams that have made the full nine points.
In the photo finish of the market, Xavi added two full-backs to his squad, one for the right, Hector Bellerinand just yesterday for the left to Mark Alonso, although in both cases, with a single training session as Catalans, they were left out of such a tough first exam. The loss of one of the top scorers last season, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, leave a forward a little less nourished of possibilities that, in any case, conserves a lot of overflow and a lot of gunpowder. The promising debut in the Golden Boot League Robert Lewandowski, already leader in the Pichichi table with four goals, already imposes on rivals. Xavi has a lot to choose from. but few reasons to touch what has worked in the last two games, with eight goals for and one against. Of course, the imminence of the debut in a Champions League that has become an inescapable challenge after the fiascos of recent years can justify any possible rotation. One of them could be the input of Frankie de Jong and the presence of Jordi Albadespite the promising emergence of Alejandro Balde on the left-hand side.
Up front, the most normal thing would be to repeat with that attack that played so well initially against Valladolid, with Lewandowski as a reference and bands as incisive as the one they formed Ousmane Dembele Y raphinha.
Lopetegui cites Dolberg, not Januzaj
Sevilla already feels urgent, especially its coach, Julen Lopetegui, with one point out of nine in the League and on the verge of receiving Barça in the League and City in the Champions League. For Lopetegui, “Barça is the team that has been strengthened the most and best on a world level”, but he relies on the support of the stands to win. Of the last signings he cited the Danish 9 kasper dolbergbut not to the Belgian extreme Adnan Januzaj, lacking form The biggest problems are in defence, due to the departure of Koundé and of diego charles and the loss of the newly signed Marcao and the headdress Rekik.