Ronald Koeman is set to make major changes to his Barcelona team for Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Juventus following Saturday’s disappointing defeat to Cadiz in La Liga.
The result has hit Barca’s title hopes, leaving the Catalan giants already 12 points behind table-toppers Atletico Madrid. Barca’s form has been better in the Champions League where they have won all five group games so far.
Barcelona & Juve Battle for Top Spot
Yet Koeman is planning to use his ‘Plan B’ against Juventus. The Dutch coach intends to rotate his squad and offer some of his young players the chance to impress in Europe’s top competition, according to Sport’s Jordi Delgado.
Back-up goalkeeper Neto will replace first choice Marc-Andre ter Stegen between the sticks. The change is not a consequence of Barca’s dismal defensive performance against Cadiz but had already been agreed on earlier in the season.