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LIVE: Sergi's first Barcelona starting XI!

Barcelona begin life after Ronald Koeman on Saturday night, as Sergi Barjuan takes interim charge of the first team for the clash against Alaves. The Dutchman was dismissed moments after the 1-0 away loss at Rayo Vallecano in midweek, and everyone involved with the club will be hoping that the new era will see a more positive version of the Blaugrana after an awful run of form. Barcelona are currently ninth in the table but, at home to 16th place Alaves, the Camp Nou faithful are confident of a win. Stay with us in this live blog for the build-up to Barcelona vs Alaves and then updates from the match itself.

Barcelona vs Alaves LIVE: 0-0

This is the start of our Barcelona vs Alaves live blog, with our updates from this LaLiga Santander fixture following on from here. As always, the entries nearest the top are the most recent ones.

19:00 BST: Alaves' confirmed starting XI vs Barcelona

Antonio Sivera makes a rare appearance in goal for Alaves, replacing the injured Fernando Pacheco, while former Real Madrid striker Joselu leads the line as usual for the away side.

Alaves' starting XI vs Barcelona: Sivera, Navarro, Lejeune, Laguardia, Duarte, Moya, Loum, Pons, Rioja, Edgar, Joselu

18:45 BST: Barcelona's confirmed line-up vs Alaves

Sergi Barjuan has named his first Barcelona starting XI, with two changes to the one that Koeman named for the 1-0 defeat to Rayo on Wednesday. Oscar Mingueza comes in for Sergi Roberto while Gavi replaces Philippe Coutinho.

Barcelona's starting XI vs Alaves: Marc Andre ter Stegen; Oscar Mingueza, Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Nico Gonzalez, Gavi; Sergino Dest, Kun Aguero and Memphis Depay.

18:00 BST: The Camp Nou is ready

The Camp Nou is in pristine condition as it gets set to see in a new era after the sacking of coach Ronald Koeman on Wednesday. Barcelona are looking to seal three points against Alaves at home, and a large crowd is expected to give a boost to the players.

17:00 BST: Barcelona's predicted line-up against Alaves

Sergi Roberto and Ousmane Dembele have not made Sergi Barjuan's first squad list due to respective injuries, adding to a vast list of absentees including Ansu Fati, Ronald Araujo, Pedri, Frenkie de Jong and Martin Braithwaite.

Barcelona's predicted starting line-up: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergino Dest, Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Sergi Roberto; Yusuf Demir, Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay.

16:00 BST: Where to watch Barcelona vs Alaves

The match between Barcelona vs Alaves will gain global attention, particularly due to the hosts' current crisis and the arrival of a new, albeit interim, head coach. Viewers in the UK can watch the clash between Barcelona and Alaves on LaLiga TV, whereas those in the USA can watch on ESPN+.

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