How Barcelona could line up against Mallorca – Sports Mole

Barcelona will be missing a whole host of first-team players through a mixture of injury and COVID-19 for Sunday’s La Liga clash with Mallorca.

Martin Braithwaite, Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati, Pedri and Sergi Roberto will all miss the match through injury, while Sergio Busquets will be absent in midfield through suspension.

Dani Alves, Samuel Umtiti, Clement Lenglet, Ousmane Dembele, Abde Ezzalzouli, Jordi Alba, Philippe Coutinho, Gavi, Sergino Dest and Alejandro Balde, meanwhile, have all tested positive for coronavirus.

Luuk de Jong and Ilias Akhomach are likely to feature in the final third of the field, while there is also expected to be a start for Ferran Jutgla in an attacking area.

There will still be experience in the starting XI in the shape of Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique and Frenkie de Jong, while Eric Garcia should overcome a hip problem to start.

Oscar Mingueza is likely to be given the nod at left-back for the Catalan giants, while the midfield absentees could open the door for Riqui Puig to feature in the middle of the park.

Barcelona have completed the signing of Ferran Torres from Manchester City, but the Spain international has not yet been registered and will therefore not be involved in this game.

Barcelona possible starting lineup: Ter Stegen; Araujo, E Garcia, Pique, Mingueza; F de Jong, Puig, Nico; Akhomach, L de Jong, Jutgla

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