Barcelona v Real Sociedad confirmed team news: Ronald Koeman fields experimental defence as Lenglet and Coutinho drop to bench

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has surprisingly dropped defender Clement Lenglet and opted for the inexperienced duo of Ronald Araujo and Oscar Mingueza against Real Sociedad.

The Basque side enter the game as league leaders and will be eyeing their first league win at the Camp Nou since 1991.

The home side start with Martin Braithwaite spearheading the attack, with captain Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Pedri the trio behind, with Philippe Coutinho dropping to the bench in the Barcelona team news.

Jordi Alba and Sergino Dest are the starting full-backs as expected but there is still no place for Miralem Pjanic in midfield, as Sergio Busquets has again been selected alongside Frenkie de Jong.

The visitors are without star attacking players Mikel Oyarzabal and David Silva, with their main goal threat likely to come through striker Willian Jose, who is complemented by Portu and Adnan Januzaj in the attack of Imanol Aguacil’s side, who have lost just once in the league so far this season.

Tags Oscar Mingueza Ronald Araujo


  1. Derrick says:

    This line up for Barcelona is medium. The first half went off Ok. The second half saw some weak playing, with many wasted chances. Talk about wasted chances Griezmann was given 2 fantastic chances and he threw it away. Where was Braithwaite nowhere to be seen. Braithwaite needs to look up and not just kick the ball. I see can’t this team winning anything this season.

  2. Clement Douglas says:

    No attacking midfielder, all players ar wait and see only to go back for defense. No charging. Ball control very bad. They can’t run

  3. harunamato says:

    I want Barcelona coach to do something drop lenglet and arojau

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