Frenkie de Jong and Memphis together with other stars on the bench near Barcelona

Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay sit on the bench together at the first FC Barcelona game of the season. Trainer Xavi prefers Pedri, Sergio Busquets and Gavi in midfield. In the attack, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski and Ousmane Dembélé play instead of Memphis.
Barça officially starts the new season against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday evening. The Catalans brought in several new players, but beforehand it was questionable whether they could play in the season opener. Due to the financial situation of the club, Barça had difficulty registering. Nevertheless, we managed to get almost everyone the right to play. Only Jules Koundé falls by the wayside now.
Of the acquisitions, Andreas Christensen, Lewandowski and Raphinha start in the base. So De Jong and Memphis start on the bench. Barcelona is still hoping for the Dutch pair to leave.
Players like Gerard Piqué, Ansu Fati, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ferran Torres also do not appear at the kick-off. The meeting between Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano starts at 9 pm at Camp Nou.
Barcelona line-up: Ter Stegen; Araújo, Christensen, García, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, Gavi; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Dembélé.