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The era of Quique Setién begins seriously on Sunday evening, when Barcelona welcomes Granada to the Camp Nou. A week is a long time in football and between the last defeat of Barcelona and now the team has separated from Ernesto Valverde and in his place has hired the former manager of Real Betis Quique Setién.
Barcelona are currently leading the La Liga, and still in the Champions League, but it was the way they were winning the discontented management of the club. A defeat for Athletico Madrid proved to be the final straw for Valverde who was eventually relieved of his misery after Monday night’s late night talks.
Now, Setién will focus on the task of maintaining domestic dominance as he makes strides in the Champions League, which is the real successful producer for the Catalan giants.
In the team news, Barcelona will be without Luis Suarez, who was barred for four months after undergoing knee surgery. The Uruguayan joins Ousmane Dembélé as long-term absentees. Frenkie de Jong will miss the game in Granada because of the suspension, although Setién will be strengthened by the return to training of midfielder Arther.
Expected Barcelona team
ter Stegen; Alba, Lenglet, Pique, Roberto; Busquets, Rakitic, Vidal; Griezmann, Fati, Messi
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As for Granada, they come into play undefeated in 2020, after a 1-0 victory over Mallorca and a 1-0 victory over Tamaraceite in Copa del Rey. After impressing early in the season, the recently promoted team is in tenth place and will target a surge in European football in the second half of the campaign.
It will be a huge request for Diego Martínez’s team to come out with a result on Sunday, but Granada will hope that the change of management for the Catalans will help their cause. Visitors don’t have to look far for inspiration, having defeated Barcelona in September 2-0.
In the team news, Granada will be without Quini’s quartet, Fede Vico, Neyder Lozano, Yangel Herrera for the visit to Barcelona, which means that Martínez will have to change teams.
Granada team expected
Silva; Diaz, Duarte, Sanchez, Neva; Eteki, Azeez; Puertas, Fernandez, Machis; Soldado
It certainly promises to be a fascinating clash when Quique Setién begins his life with Barcelona. You can follow all actions via beIN CONNECT.