Barcelona suffered their first defeat of the season in midweek, falling to Bayern Munich 2-0 away in the Champions League. It might have been a different story if Robert Lewandowski had scored against his former club in the first half. Elche remains 19th in the league standings, still looking for their first win of the season. They were defeated 4-1 at home by Athletic Bilbao after conceding four goals in the first half. They haven’t beaten Barcelona in 19 attempts and haven’t done so since 1974.
Barcelona Team News.
Xavi will be looking to rebound from a 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich on Tuesday night. He has no injuries to worry about. This means that all the players in his team are available for selection against Elche.
Elche Team News.
Gonzalo Verdu is a doubt for Elche as he recovers from a muscle injury.
How Elche Could lineup against Barcelona.
Defenders: Mercau, Bigas, Roco and Lirola.
Midfielders: Gumbau, Mascarell and Collado.
Forwards: Milla, Boye and Quina.
How Barcelona could lineup against Elche.
Goalkeeper: Ter Stegen.
Defenders: Ronald Araujo, Pique, Jordi Alba and Jules Kounde.
Midfielders: F. Kessie, Frenkie de Jong and Pedri.
Forwards: Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski and Ousmane Dembele.