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Trincao to be handed start? – How Barcelona could line-up against Cadiz

Portuguese winger was dropped for the Champions League match against PSG, but could be recalled for the clash against Cadiz

2:55pm on Saturday 20th February 2021
Emmet Gates

Barcelona will want to hit back following their 4-1 humiliation at home to PSG at Camp Nou in midweek.

The financially crippled Spanish giants were torn apart by Kylian Mbappe in the Champions League clash on Tuesday, and Lionel Messi and co. will want to bounce back as quickly as possible.

Boss Ronald Koeman is expected to retain most of the same side that featured in the PSG defeat, with only one or two changes expected.

Despite shipping in four goals against the French side, Koeman is expected to retain the same back line for the match against Cadiz. Sergino Dest, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet should all retain their places.

In midfield, Koeman is expected to name the same three that played against the Parisians, with Frankie De Long, Sergio Busquets and Pedri all due to start from the first minute.

it's in attack where we could see a change. Ousmane Dembele started against PSG in midweek, and he could be the one to drop to the bench, with Portuguese winger Trincao looking the most likely to replace the Frenchman.

Messi and Antoine Griezmann are set to keep their places in attack for Barca, who are on a positive run of results in La Liga, winning their last seven consecutive games.

Barca find themselves third in the table, some nine points behind Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid.

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