The Portuguese Joao Félix and Joao Cancelo, who are making their debut as starters for FC Barcelona, and the Valencian Ferran Torres are the main new additions ordered by Xavi Hernández for tonight's match between the Barcelona team and Betis at the Lluís Companys stadium.
On the contrary, this time the young Lamine Yamal will start from the bench. The kid had started in the last three league games (against Cádiz, Villarreal and Osasuna). Yamal has just started and scored for the Spanish team and Xavi has preferred to give him a break after a few days of being on everyone's lips.
For the forward, the Terrassa coach has decided to give Ferran Torres a chance in the eleven, after his good performances came out as a catalyst. The Valencian has two goals in the championship and has shown a lot of mental fortitude.
The match also carries the attraction of seeing João Félix, who joined on the last day of the market and who already played a few minutes in Pamplona, make his debut before his new audience, and as a starter. Right back João Cancelo is in the same situation. On the other hand, Raphinha, who was the last international to join the national team's return, and Gündogan, who suffered a blow with Germany, will wait for their opportunity on the bench.
Barça's eleven is as follows: Ter Stegen, João Cancelo, Koundé, Christensen, Balde, Romeu, De Jong, João Félix, Gavi, Ferran Torres and Lewandowski.