Villarreal vs Barcelona Live Streaming and Scores – Spain Laliga 2020 | Villarreal vs Barcelona Live Streaming and Scores – Spain Laliga 2020
Start date: 06 Jul 2020 01:00
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica
Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Grande, Spain
Javier Calleja will have a near full strength at his disposal ahead of the game against Barcelona with the exception of Ramiro Funes Mori, who is not expected to be back this season. Vincent Iborra remains a doubt, but might just get the green light because of the importance of this fixture.
The brilliant Sergio Asenjo will continue in goal and will look to add to his 11 clean sheets for the season. Ahead of him, Mario Gaspar and Alberto Moreno will provide the width from the back while Raul Albiol and Pau Torres start at the heart of the Villarreal defence. Torres has been linked with Barcelona, but the move is far from going through right now.
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Manu Trigueros will get the responsibility to screen the defence as the double pivot in the 4-4-2. They will be flanked by Samuel Chukwueze on the right wing and Santi Cazorla on the left. This will help them transition into a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 when pushing forward.
Man-in-form Gerard Moreno will assume responsibility as one of the strikers alongside former Barcelona man Paco Alcacer. Alcacer joined Villarreal in January from Borussia Dortmund after they signed Erling Haaland as their first-choice striker. He has gone on to score four goals in 12 games for the hosts.
Villarreal Lineup: Asenjo; Gaspar, Albiol, Pau Torres, Moreno; Chukwueze, Anguissa, Trigueros, Cazorla; Moreno, Alcacer.
There is one fresh concern for Quique Setien in the form of Samuel Umtiti, who picked up another knee injury in training and could be out for the rest of the season. Frenkie de Jong and Ousmane Dembele continue to miss out because of their respective issues. The former is expected to return in time for the Champions League in August while Dembele’s treatment may take longer.
Antoine Griezmann has played no more than 20 minutes in the last two games combined coming off the bench on both occasions, but is expected to start as the auxiliary striker. He will be playing off of Luis Suarez, who will act as the main striker. Lionel Messi could get his much deserved rest against Villarreal as Barcelona lineup in the 4-3-1-2 Setien played against Atletico Madrid.
Riqui Puig is expected to continue behind the strikers after his man of the match performance against Diego Simeone’s men. Puig will be joined by Arthur Melo, Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic, who will form the midfield trio behind him. Arturo Vidal completed successive ninety-minute games and will begin the tie against Villarreal from the bench.
Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet will retain their spots as the starting centre-halves. Ronald Araujo will be the extra man in this position, but is not expected to start. Sergi Roberto should return to the starting lineup at right-back after missing three games because of a rib injury.
Roberto came on for Rakitic in midweek and registered an impressive cameo. The left flank will be filled by Jordi Alba. Marc-Andre ter Stegen will start the game between the posts and will hope his defence gives away no penalties this time.
Barcelona Lineup: ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Puig; Griezmann, Suarez