Sevilla is always a level test and much more playing at the Sánchez Pizjuán . Even in a bad moment for the Andalusian team, which has only been able to add one of the nine points so far in the League, it is a visit marked in red for Barça and tonight will not be the exception ( 21 hours Movistar LaLiga ).
With the squad doubled after a hectic market, Xavi Hernández ‘s team feels the need to confirm all the good things they showed against Real and Valladolid. Jules Koundé will presumably be in his eleven , the center-back who set a trend in Sevilla and who was one of the transfers of the summer. He will be a morbid addition to one of the great games on match day four, along with that Real Madrid-Betis, the only two teams that have made the full nine points.
In the photo finish of the market, Xavi added two full-backs to his squad, one for the right, Héctor Bellerín , and Marcos Alonso for the left yesterday , although in both cases, with only one training session as a Catalan, they were left out of a first exam so hard. The loss of one of last season’s top scorers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , leaves a forward that, in any case, retains a lot of overflow and a lot of gunpowder a little less nourished with possibilities. The promising debut in the Golden Boot League Robert Lewandowski, already leader in the Pichichi table with four goals, already imposes on rivals. Xavi has a lot to choose from. but few reasons to touch what has worked in the last two games, with eight goals for and one against. Of course, the imminence of the debut in a Champions League that has become an inescapable challenge after the fiascos of recent years can justify any possible rotation. One of them could be the entry of Frenkie de Jong and the presence of Jordi Alba could not be ruled out , despite the promising emergence of Alejandro Balde on the left-back.
Up front, the most normal thing would be to repeat with that attack that played so well initially against Valladolid, with Lewandowski as a reference and bands as incisive as the one formed by Ousmane Dembélé and Raphinha .