Xavi opens his first derby series against Espanyol

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Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez poses for a picture. With Espanyol coach Vicente Moreno ahead of the two sides’ derby on Saturday night.

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has unveiled the first kit he prepares for the Catalan derby against Espanyol at the Camp. Nu’ this Saturday by calling two young players Abdessamad and Elias Acomak in the squad. According to Mundo deportivo

Xavi takes over from Ronald Koeman, with the 41-year-old leading Azul Grana to make his debut against Espanyol on Saturday. Without many injuries, including Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele, Pedro Gonzalez Lopez Pedri, Sergio Aguero Can, Serginho De St and Martin Braithwaite 

But Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto fit back into the squad. And Xavi has also call in two youngsters from the B team, Abdessamad and Acomak. too 

Barcelona players list, Espanyol defense kit

Goalkeepers : Marc Andre ter Stegen, Norberto Murara Neto, Inaki Peña.

Defenders : Sergi Roberto, Oscar Minguesa, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Eric Garcia, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti, Jordi Alba, Alejandro Balde

Midfielders : Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pablo Martin Paez, Cabira Gabi, Nico Gonzalez, Riqui Puch, Fi. Lippe Coutinho.

Madrid and Sevilla are both one point behind Sociedad and with an extra game each to play.

Madrid visits Granada on Sunday and Sevilla hosts Alavés on Saturday, when defending champion Atlético welcomes Osasuna.