Alex Mott

Injury-ravaged Barcelona name starting XI for Real Betis clash

Barcelona have named their starting XI for their first LaLiga game at Camp Nou this season.

Ernesto Valverde’s side take on Real Betis but they will have to do so without Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembélé and Luis Suarez.

All three are out injured and as such the Bluagrana have named an experimental front three.

Carles Pérez will join Antoine Griezmann and Rafinha up front while Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong and Sergi Roberto are in midfield.

Gerard Piqué captains the side from centre-back.