Barcelona’s best XI vs Celta Vigo and injury update

Barca Celta

Incredible trio

While we were pleased that Luis Suarez got to start El Clasico at the weekend it was always going to be a bit early for the lad. To be thrown into such a game was tough for Suarez but he acquitted himself well and Barcelona were a better team for his inclusion.

But now that one is over we can really begin to enjoy the blossoming of what could be one of the greatest front lines of all time.

Suarez, Messi and Neymar or Bale, Benzema and Bale? Sure, Real Madrid are playing great football as a team right now, but we would take Barcelona’s front three any day.

The real beauty of this trio is that we think they all have the styles to complement each other brilliantly. Rather than having fixed positions, all three can play anywhere along the front line or at number 10. This is the main advantage that they have over the Madrid front three and we believe that, when they click, this is really going to be something special.

All three should start this weekend – Messi and Neymar are nursing knocks but should make the game – and Barcelona are generally in pretty good health with Douglas and Thomas Vermaelen expected back too. There is a question mark over Andres Iniesta, who could miss four games with a calf injury, so we have gone with Rakitic and Xavi in midfield.

Here’s our strongest XI, fitness permitting. Barcelona fans: is this your best available side?
Barca Celta



  1. Danjuma yondy

    Oct 30, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Pls use mascherano in defending midfiel, instead of using Busquest. Busquest is too slow he can’t run and defend.

  2. Michael

    Oct 30, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Your are so right..if they use busquets we will alwY lose againgst big clubs…..he is too slow and weak in the air…plz barca listen to us

  3. nazir

    Oct 31, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Plz use mascherano instead busquest. bcz mascherano is better than busquest now.

  4. Tochukwu

    Oct 31, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Use mascha instead of busq

  5. ayodeji

    Oct 31, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Mascherano is far better at defensive midfield than busquets,using him as a central defender won’t work.He is too short to win air balls.please we need an aggressive and very fast defender that would pair mathieu at the back instead of pique

    • Bolis Arkanjelo

      Oct 31, 2014 at 11:22 am

      you Reali said the truth n masche is too short n you suggestion is good thanks

  6. Bolis Arkanjelo

    Oct 31, 2014 at 11:18 am

    I really like this n Messi should concentrate mainly in that position n Neymar n Suarez is good DAT side

  7. Akheenz

    Oct 31, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Mascha is in his own league currently…barca should pls gv rakitic more playing tym..pique should b benchd,also let’s give bartra more playin tym..d guy will surely improve by games

  8. Joshua

    Oct 31, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    I think Mascherano is beta nd shud b used in clasico games instead of busquet.Suarez shud start,likewuse Bravo.Pique shud b benchd

  9. John Maketo

    Oct 31, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Busquets must play weaker teams bcoz he is slow and not that agressive as Mascherano. Bartra and Mathieu should make up defence. the front 3 is fine


    Oct 31, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Plz barce coach shuld use matieu n vermale n also use macherano at dm use rakitic nt xavi


    Oct 31, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Plz barce coach shuld use matieu n vermale at cb n also use macherano at dm use rakitic not xavi

  12. Adio paul

    Oct 31, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Gk=Bravo…Df=Mathieu+Vermalen…DM=Macherano…{Rakitic given more playing time}…CF=Messi

  13. Hamis

    Oct 31, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I love the selection

  14. orolasegun

    Oct 31, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I don’t know why the coaching team never discovered that the problem of Barca team are Bosquet and Aves. Bosquet is getting slower why Aves can’t mark opponents,instead he stayed upfront. please use Masherano and. Batra

  15. Michael

    Oct 31, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    yes my friend ur right alvez is weak on marking and weak on crossing the ball….busquet is goood at passing but soo weak in defending..we dont need a DM to pass ball we need sumone to win balls..busquet is tall but yet he is weak in the air smh…plz play macherano in DM

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