It seemed that Xavi Hernandez He could not dose players against Betis thinking about the momentous visit on Wednesday, December 8, to Munich, where the pass to the knockout stages of the Champions League will be played against Bayern. The situation in LaLiga did not invite to reserve too many forces or troops. However, the coach takes risks and presents a lineup against Betis full of news.
Ter Stegen starts; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Sunrise; Nico González, Busquets, Gavi; Abde, Memphis and Coutinho. The substitutions of Piqué and Frenkie de Jong, while Dembélé still won’t start. Dest, Lenglet and Coutinho are the great news regarding the eleven against Villarreal ..
The injured are low Pedri, Ansu Fati, Braithwaite, Sergi Roberto and Agüero. On the bench will be the goalkeepers Neto and Arnau Tenas and the players Piqué, Riqui Puig, Demir, Dembélé, Eric Garcia, Frenkie de Jong, Luuk de Jong, Mingueza, Umtiti and Balde. Ilias was left off the list.
The match will begin at 4.15pm at the Camp Nou against Betis that is ahead in the standings with four more points (27-23) and one game less. Victory is essential to begin to show your head near the ‘Champions League area’ and to be able to start dreaming of a comeback that invites you to fight for the title. It would be nine points in a row with Xavi on the bench after the triumphs against Espanyol (1-0) and Villarreal (1-3).