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How Xavi could line up in his first UCL game at Barca.

The UEFA Champions League clash between FC Barcelona and Benfica tomorrow at the Camp Nou will be very crucial.

A win for the Catalan side means qualification for the Champions League round of 16, and that's what Xavi's team will be going all out for.

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In this article, takes a look at how Xavi Hernandez could set up his starting XI in his first Champions League game. Let's have a look:

Xavi is expected to stick to the 4-3-3 formation as used against Espanyol.

Marc Andre Ter Stegen will obviously keep his place between the sticks.

Gerard Pique could be given a rest in this game with Ronald Araujo pairing with Eric Garcia in the heart of the defence.

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Despite suffering a knock against Espanyol, Oscar Mingueza is expected to start once again at right-back with Jordi Alba staying on the opposite flank.

In the midfield, Nico Gonzalez could return to the starting XI and line up alongside Frenkie De Jong and Sergio Busquets.

In attack, Yusuf Demir could also be recalled to the right-wing-forward spot due to the unavailability of stars like Ousmane Dembele, Sergio Aguero and Ansu Fati.

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Gavi could occupy the left-wing with Memphis Depay staying in the center. Coutinho is also an option on the left-wing-forward spot

See the illustration of the possible lineup below:

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