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Official: Barcelona starting lineup against Atletico Madrid

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Football returns to Spain, and in style, as defending champions, Atletico Madrid travel to Catalunya to take on Barcelona. It’s the battle for the top four; the winner gets to keep the fourth place, even if it is temporarily.
Ahead of the game, Xavi has handpicked his 11 soldiers that will march into the battle before anyone else. The most interesting pick in this lineup is the inclusion of Gavi as the left-winger. He will help create an overload in midfield against Atletico’s four midfielders in the centre of the park.

Ferran Torres also starts, playing as a striker, and the attack is rounded off by the returning Adama Traore. The Wolverhampton Wanderers winger will start on the right side.

Meanwhile, Barça return to their first-choice midfield from last season, with Frenkie de Jong and Pedri as the central midfielders. Sergio Busquets starts on the base to hold down the fort.

Things look no different at the back from the previous few weeks as Gerard Pique and Ronald Araujo start as the central defenders in a back-four. Jordi Alba and Dani Alves will provide width from the back, while Marc-Andre ter Stegen picks up the gloves.

Official Barça XI: ter Stegen; Alves, Pique, Araujo, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, de Jong; Adama, Torres, Gavi