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LaLiga 

Teams: FC Barcelona v Girona

Date: 23 September 2018

Venue: Camp Nou

The Catalan Derby takes centre stage at the Camp Nou this evening, as LaLiga champions FC Barcelona host Girona.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 20h45,

Read: Real Madrid Leapfrog Barca Into Top Spot

Ernesto Valverde's charges are the team left in the Spanish top flight with a 100% record, winning their opening five games.

Barca, however, were involved in UEFA Champions League earlier this week, as hat-trick from Lionel Messi inspired them to a 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven.

Girona seemed to have hit their stride in LaLiga after a shaky start to the campaign.

After recording a draw and a loss in their opening two games, Girona recorded back-to-back victories over Villarreal and Celta Vigo.

Barca enjoy a good record over their Catalan neighbours, having won all four previous meetings, the last of which was 6-0 drubbing at the Camp Nou last season.

Here's how they line up:

Barca: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Busquets, Arthur, Vidal, Dembele, Messi, L.Suarez.

Girona: Bono; A. Benítez, Bernardo, Alcalá, Juanpe, Muniesa; Pere Pons, A. García, Granell; Portu, Stuani.

 

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