B a r ç a v G e t a f e
Line-up : Ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Arthur, De Jong, Ansu Fati, Griezmann, Messi.
What. A. Great. Line-up. Just what I wanted – except for Umtiti instead of Araújo, which is fine. Arthur, Busquets and De Jong in midfield to combat the aggressive press from Getafe. There will be almost no spaces, and it’s vital to have midfielders with great technique and awareness, over Vidal or Rakitić.
Sergi Roberto at right-back over Semedo, probably for the same reasons: Sergi’s capacity to play in tight spaces. Upfront, our starting front 3. Ansu Fati is back, the 4–3–3 is (apparently) back.
Super excited and delighted with the XI. Extremely tough clash ahead.