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Starting XI: Barca v Betis

Spanish La Liga 

Teams: Barcelona v Real Betis 

Date: 20 August 2016

Venue: Camp Nou

FC Barcelona will begin the defence of their La Liga with a clash against Real Betis at the Camp Nou.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 18h15.

The Catalan giants will be without the services of Neymar, who is currently on duty with the Brazil U23 side at the Olympic Games.

Arda Turan is expected to maintain his starting berth, after impressing in the 3-0 win over Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday.

La Liga champions are also without Javier Mascherano, Andres Iniesta and Jeremy Mathieu for Saturday's clash.

Betis have enjoyed an impressive pre-season under new manager Gus Poyet, having secured victories over Sporting Lisbon, Werder Bremen and Middlesbrough.
 
Here's how they line-up:

FC Barcelona: 
Bravo; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Denis; Messi, Suarez, Arda
 
Real Betis: Adan; Bruno, Mandi, Pezzella, Durmisi; Jonas, Petros, Felipe; Cejudo, Castro, Sanabria
 
Who do you think will come out on top in this clash? Have your say in the comment section below.
 
 
 

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