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Starting XI: Barcelona v Villarreal

Lionel Messi-led Barcelona will be looking to get their LaLiga campaign off to a winning start when they host Villareal at Nou Camp on Sunday evening.

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Teams: FC Barcelona v Villarreal

Date: 27 September 2020

Venue: Camp Nou

Messi brought an end to a protracted transfer saga by confirming he is staying at the club, bringing much joy and relief to Barca fans all around the world.

Read: Suarez Responds To Messi's Crazy Farewell Message

Luis Suarez, Arthur, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic and Nelson Semedo are the most notable departures, while Miralem Pjanic, Trincao and Matheus Fernandes are the most high-profile arrivals.

Philippe Coutinho could potentially be a key player this season after returning from his loan spell at Bayern Munich, but fellow loan returnees Rafinha and Jean-Clair Todibo face uncertain futures after not being assigned squad numbers for the upcoming season.

Barca will be desperate to wrest back the title from Real Madrid, having finished five points behind their fierce rivals last season. Villareal finished in fifth last season. El Submarino Amarillo are currently in sixth position with four points from two games, having defeated Eibar 2-1 in their most recent fixture.

The last time the sides met, Barca romped to a 4-1 victory thanks to goals from Suarez, Antoine Griezmann and Ansu Fati.

The match gets underway at 21h00.

Here's how they line up:

Barcelona:  Neto, Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Busquets, De Jong, Coutinho, Messi, Ansu Fati, Griezmann.

Villarreal: Asenjo; Mario, Albiol, Pau Torres, Estupiñán; Chukwueze, Parejo, Coquelin, Moi Gómez; Alcácer, Gerard Moreno.

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