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Barça will be looking to avenge the 2-2 draw between the teams at the Camp Nou earlier this season, to maintain a healthy lead over the chasing pack. They meet a Girona side who currently find themselves in 12th place and on a run of nine games without a win in all competitions.
How to follow the game live
The game kicks off at 4.15pm CET. A list of broadcasters can be found here.
Top scorer: Cristhian Stuani 12
Coach: Eusebio Sacristán
Ex-Blaugranes in the squad: Marc Muniesa, Carles Planas, Seung-Ho Paik, José Aurelio Suárez
La Liga record (2018/19): P 20, W5, D9, L6 – 12th place, 24 points
#12 Girona - DDDDLL
#1 Barça - WLWWWL
The first ever La Liga derby between the two sides last season at Montilivi saw Girona's then record attendance of 13,305. In the return fixture, a 6-1 win for Barça at the Camp Nou, Lionel Messi broke the La Liga record for the most appearances by a foreign player.
Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Denis Suárez, Coutinho, Arthur, Suárez, Messi, Cillessen, Malcom, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Prince, S. Roberto, Aleñá, Vidal, Vermaelen.
Out due to coach's decision are Samper and Murillo, plus the injured O. Dembélé, Rafinha and Umtiti.
This game will showcase the top three goal scorers in the Spanish top flight. As a pairing, Leo Messi (18 goals) and Luis Suárez (15) have outscored the entire Girona team by 10 goals (23). The hosts, meanwhile, have marksman Cristhian Stuani in their ranks, who completes the podium with 12 League goals to his name in 2018/19.
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