"The Champion is Back" for sports, Hunger League for Mundo Deportivo, La Liga's resumption on Friday night will at least have the merit of urging the two pro-Barca newspapers to publish Unes other than Neymar's. Because, after a long battle between the Spanish Federation and the Spanish League, the Championship resumes its rights on Friday, with a nice poster between Athletic Bilbao and FC Barcelona (to follow live comments Mercato legs). It's never easy to win in San Mames, even for Barca (who conceded a 0-0 draw last season), who will be stripped of his number 10 Lionel Messi.
Catalan club coach Ernesto Valverde can still count on a powerful eleven. According to the Spanish press, he should line up Ter Stegen in goals with the defense of Semedo-Pique-Langlet-Alba. In the middle is the announced classic, with a trident of Busquets-Rakitik-De-Jong. The Dutch rookie will officially launch his Catalan adventure. His first steps in the preseason were quite successful and adaptation seems to be going smoothly.
Finally, Antoine Griezman must also start. This will be a priori rather on the right, with Luis Suarez in the axle and Ousmane Dembele on the left. It was the latter who could benefit from Messi's absence, shortly before the US tour, but who could make his return next weekend. For Grizeman, formerly Real Sociedad, this match is still of particular importance. And Athletic is doing well, having already scored 5 goals in San Mames since his early career.
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