Barcelona hosts Granada this evening at Camp Nou, with a win putting them on top of La Liga. With a game in hand on all three, the Blaugrana are a point ahead of fourth-placed Sevilla, level with second-placed Real Madrid, and two behind Atletico Madrid. Ronald Koeman’s team would take a big step toward the title if they won tonight.
Before the game, Koeman has chosen what appears to be a 3-5-2 formation. Marc-Andre ter Stegen starts in goal, with Oscar Mingueza, Gerard Pique, and Samuel Umtiti forming the back three. The wing-backs are Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba, and the midfield three are Ilaix Moriba, Sergio Busquets, and Frenkie de Jong, with Pedri rested. The line is led by Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.
Granada, on the other hand, is not a mug. The Andalusians, who are currently in eighth place in La Liga, have nothing to lose in Catalonia. They are level with Athletic Bilbao in ninth place and one point ahead of Celta Vigo in tenth place, seven points behind seventh-placed Villarreal. However, they have lost three of their last five games, while Barcelona has won four of them.
Source: Football Espana