The correlation of forces before the match Barcelona vs Sociedad
In the context that Lionel Messi has left Barcelona to move to PSG and rookie Sergio Aguero is injured again, Antoine Griezmann will be the spearhead of Barcelona’s attack in the match against Sociedad. And according to today’s football match, it will be the occasion that Antoine Griezmann “repays” the team that trained him, “repays” with … goals against Sociedad.
Griezmann has been training at Sociedad since the age of 15 and thanks to the qualities revealed at this team, he was bought by Atletico Madrid, turning into one of the best strikers in the world. But according to the odds, in both of the last two encounters with Sociedad, this French striker shined.
It was Griezmann who opened Barcelona’s 6-1 victory over Sociedad in the 28th round of La Liga last season with a left-footed shot against the childhood team. Previously, in the Spanish Super Cup match, Griezmann provided an assist for Frenkie de Jong to open the scoring against Sociedad.
Anyway, whether or not Griezmann shines is partly a private slice between him and his old team. Back to the personnel situation of Barcelona in this match, in addition to Aguero, the Nou Camp team also lost a number of good players due to injury. According to la liga, this number includes number one goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, talented strikers Ousmane Dembele and Ansu Fati and defender Oscar Mingueza.
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The above deficiencies will force coach Ronald Koeman on the Barcelona side to launch midfielder Clement Lenglet and midfielder Frenkie de Jong on the field despite the duo still having mild pain. Along with that is the young talent Pedri, who has just returned from fatigue after 2 big tournaments, Euro 2021 and Olympic 2021, will also start.
On the Sociedad side, it is likely that the main defender Nacho Monreal, striker Carlos Fernandez may also have to sit out. This duo needs more medical tests to know the ability to start. But players like Mikel Oyarzabal, Mikel Merino and Martin Zubimendi and especially Alexander Isak, the author of 17 goals in La Liga last season, are ready to make guests at the Nou Camp.
Expected lineup Barcelona vs Sociedad
+ Barcelona: Neto; Dest, Pique, Araujo, Alba; Roberto, Busquets, Pedri; Memphis, Braithwaite, Griezmann
+ Sociedad: Remiro; Gorosabel, Elustondo, Le Normand, Zaldua; Zubimendi, Merino; Portu, D Silva, Oyarzabal; Isak
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