Arsenal target Mahrez starts against Barcelona – Confirmed Line ups

Barcelona team news

Spanish giants Barcelona take on Premier League title holders Leicester City at the Friends Arena, Sweden in tonight’s pre season friendly.

The La Liga champions are coming off the back of a 3-1 win over Celtic at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin last Saturday.

Turkish international Arda Turan featured in the game and scored a stunning goal. The bearded midfielder will start tonight against the Foxes.

Arsenal target Riyad Mahrez will start for the Premier League champions tonight as will star striker Jamie Vardy.

Mahrez is expected to join the Gunners according to the Sun however, Claudio Ranieri wants him to stay and the fact that he is starting today could be interpreted as a sign that he has convinced the Algerian international.

Vardy was also closely linked with a move the North London based outfit but turned down the move and extended his contract with Leicester instead.

Barcelona v Leicester City

Kick-Off: 19:00 GMT

Stadium: Friends Arena

Barcelona starting lineup (4-3-3 formation): 25.Masip 6.Denis 7.Arda 9.Suárez 10.Messi 15.Marlon 17.Munir 18.Cámara 20.S.Roberto 22.Aleix Vidal 24.Mathieu

Subs: 1.Suarez 4.Samper 5.Sergio 8.Aleñà 12.Martínez 14.Mascherano 19.Mújica 21.Carbonell 26.Nili 27.Alfaro

Manager: Luis Enrique

Leicester City starting lineup (4-4-2 formation): Zieler, Simpson, Huth, Morgan (c), Chilwell, Albrighton, Drinkwater, King, Gray, Mahrez, Vardy.

Subs: Schmeichel, Hernandez, Musa, Amartey, Kapustka, Schlupp, Okazaki, Ulloa, Mendy, Wasilewski, Fuchs

Manager: Claudio Ranieri

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