The 2022-23 LaLiga season begins for Barcelona, ​​which, with a completely new face and high hopes, receives the always surprising Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou.

In search of recovering the throne of Spanish football, the Blaugranas strengthened themselves strongly: Jules Koundé (not yet registered), Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessié, Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski.

New names that Xavi has, who already in the previous campaign had an undefeated 15 games without losing in the local championship between December and April, a key moment to finish second behind Real Madrid, although far behind in points. But at one point they were even without the UEFA Champions League.

Despite this, the Culés lost five times at home in the First Division last season, a number that is only surpassed by the 1986-87 season. And one of those defeats came precisely against Rayo Vallecano.

At that time it was a 1-0 victory for the Franjirrojos, who will place all their hopes in Falcao for this trip to Catalonia, which will set the guidelines for what will be a good or bad 2022-23. In the last campaign, Rayo Vallecano finished 12th in LaLiga after a second round to be forgotten, since in the first he had placed fourth.

Possible formations:

Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Araújo, Eric Garcia, Alba, Gavi, Busquets, Pedri, Dembélé, Ansu Fati and Lewandowski.

Rayo Vallecano: Dimitrievski, Balliu, Lejeune, Catena, Fran García, Valentín, Comesaña, Palazón, Trejo, Álvaro García and Falcao.

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