Marcelino begins his new stage as Athletic coach repeating today against Barça practically the same starting eleven that Gaizka Garitano presented last Sunday against Elche. Only one change must be noted in the Asturian coach’s account with respect to his predecessor in office. Capa enters and Berenguer leaves. In this way, the Bilbao team welcomes the Catalans with Unai Simón; Capa, Unai Nuñez, Iñigo Martínez, Yuri; De Marcos, Vencedor, Vesga, Muniain; Williams and Raúl García. It seems clear that the lions will go from their usual 1-4-2-3-1 to the traditional 1-4-4-2.
The rest of the rojiblanca squad is completed with Ezkieta, Morcillo, Ibai, Córdoba, Dani García, Lekue, Sancet, Kodro, Villalibre, Berenguer, Balenziaga and Iñigo Vicente. This last player, by the way, turns 23 today, Kings Day.
Barça, for its part, will form with Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Messi, Griezmann and Dembèlè. Neto, Iñaki Peña, Pjanic, Braithwite, Riqui Puig, Trincao, Umtiti, Junior, Miguenza and Konrad will sit on the visiting bench.
The arbitration will be carried out by Del Cerro Grande, from the Madrid Committee, and Iglesias Villanueva will be in charge of the VAR. The clash of San Mamés will begin at 9 pm.