Barcelona will host Espanyol at Camp Nou at 9:30 on Saturday in the third round of the Liga competition.
The Barcelona fans are waiting for the first appearance of Barca’s new Osman Dembli. The former Borussia Dortmund face the strongest challenge in his career to prove his right to the money he has paid for 105 million euros, becoming the most expensive deal in Barcelona’s history and the second most expensive deal in football history. After Neymar, who moved from Barça to Paris St Germain of France for 222 million euros during the summer transfer period.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is set to rely on Dempsey on the offensive, alongside Lionel Messi and Suarez to fill the gap left by Neymar’s departure to St Germain. Suarez may start the game off the bench for fear of risking his participation, , Where Valverde intends to rest for the preparation of the meeting with Juventus Italian, next week, in the beginning of the game Alblugrana European Champions League this season, and missing Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic injury.
Valverde may also turn to Brazilian center-back Paulinho, who has played two matches for his country’s qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he will face Espanyol on the bench to prepare for Juventus in the Champions League.