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Barça's all-french defense against Eibar

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Pin Todibo to play along with Lenglet. EFE
Todibo to play along with Lenglet. EFE

Barça's all-french defense against Eibar

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Because of injuries and sanctions, Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde will use an all French defense against Eibar, with Clement Lenglet and Jean-Clair Todibo set to start for the first time together.

Although Barcelona is usually quite comfortable against Eibar, they will have to play in the Ipurua Municipal Stadium with a few sidelined players in their defense. The team will have to play with Clément Lenglet and Jean-Clair Todibo, who have never played together in an official match to this date. 

The two French-speakers should have no issue getting along, but some are worried it could change the team chemistry on the pitch, especially in a game Barcelona must win in order to face the Champions League and the Clasico over the weekend. 

Despite have very few chances to prove his worth, Todibo played a good game against Sevilla and managed to team up with Gerard Piqué effectively, but his teammate will not be available for their next la Liga clash

Lenglet, therefore, has a new opportunity to lead Barcelona's defense. He has always seemed comfortable Pique but had a bad time in stadiums like La Cerámica last season, when he was accompanied by a totally out of shape Umtiti. 

Their performance on Saturday may be a sign for what's to come, despite the Clasico possibly getting postponed because of political turmoil in Catalunia. 

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