A big week for Barcelona starts this Tuesday, as the Blaugrana face Ajax in a pivotal match. After the painful loss against Paris Saint-Germain, a win against the Dutch champions is hugely important. And coach Luis Enrique has selected the best available squad for the match.
Sergio Busquets will be rested for the Clásico against Real Madrid, and is out of the squad once again. In his place, Barça B stud Sergi Samper gets another chance to play in the UCL. Douglas, Mathieu, Vermaelen and Adriano are the other absentees, out per Enrique's decision. Luis Suárez is out for the last time, as the ban ends on Friday. Because of that, we won't get a chance to see him against Ajax, the first club in which he had huge success in Europe.
These are the eighteen men named by Lucho to be in uniform today:
1. Ter Stegen, 13. Claudio Bravo, 2. Martín Montoya, 3. Gerard Piqué, 4. Ivan Rakitic, 6. Xavi, 7. Pedro Rodríguez, 8. Andrés Iniesta, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Neymar Jr., 12. Rafinha Alcântara, 14. Mascherano, 15. Marc Bartra, 18. Jordi Alba, 22. Dani Alves, 26. Sergi Samper, 29. Sandro, 31. Munir El-Haddadi
The game starts at 20:45 CET, and you can follow all the action right here, at BB. Visca el Barça!
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