Barcelona vs Alaves Ilaix, Trincao, Riqui and Junior start
Ronald Koeman has opted to heavily rotate Barcelona‘s starting line-up for their match against Alaves on Saturday night, but he has still kept Frenkie de Jong, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann in the side.
This is with one eye on Tuesday night’s first-leg tie against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, so the likes of Ilaix Moriba, Junior Firpo and Francisco Trincao have all come into the XI.
Barcelona remain without the injured Ansu Fati, Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto, Martin Braithwaite, Ronald Araujo and Philippe Coutinho, while Alaves are without Rodrigo Ely and Ximo Navarro.
Barcelona‘s starting XI: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Oscar Mingueza, Clement Lenglet, Frenkie de Jong, Junior Firpo; Riqui Puig, Sergio Busquets, Ilaix Moriba; Francisco Trincao, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann.
Alaves‘starting XI: Fernando Pacheco; Martin Aguirregabiria, Florian Lejeune, Tachi, Ruben Duarte; Edgar Mendez, Rodrigo Battaglia, Tomas Pina, Inigo Cordoba; Lucas Perez, Joselu Mato.