Barcelona, Sevilla to make changes in Supercup second leg match

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Barcelona, Aug 16 (IANS) FC Barcelona and Sevilla will both make changes when the second leg of the Spanish Supercup football trophy is held at the Camp Nou Stadium here on Wednesday.

Barcelona won the first leg 2-0 away at Seville on Sunday, reports Xinhua.

Barcelona will have to make at least two changes to their starting team as Andres Iniesta and Jeremy Mathieu are both out after it was confirmed they will be sidelined for two and three weeks with knee and hamstring injuries, respectively.

Lucas Digne will probably start at left back, while Denis Suarez, who impressed after replacing midfielder Iniesta on Sunday, will replace him again on Wednesday, while Aleix Vidal could be given a chance to stake a claim at right back.

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Meanwhile Ter Stegen’s knee injury means Claudio Bravo will continue in goal.

Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli has begun making his mark at Sevilla and his first two games in charge have shown his players pressing high up the field, while looking to play the ball out from the back.

However, his work has been hampered by the departure of players such as Kevin Gameiro, Ever Banega, Jose Antonio Reyes and Grzegorz Krychowiak in the transfer market.

Sampaoli will be able to recall Daniel Carricio and Timothee Koloziejczak after suspension, but will have to weigh up the options before naming his playing team.



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