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FC Barcelona Squad Named for Third Season Friendly

Chris Brunskill

FC Barcelona's third friendly of the season is right around the corner. SSC Napoli presents the biggest challenge of the preseason for Barça, and it will be a good test for Luis Enrique's squad. And the coach has already selected which guys are going with him to Italy.

The Blaugrana will miss three players from the match against Nice on Saturday. Xavi Hernández has a minor calf injury. Barça B's Patric has the same problem. Jeremy Mathieu landed in Barcelona and tests revealed a minor hamstring contusion. He is actually available to play, but Lucho decided to rest him and let him rehab at the club's facilities.

Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Neymar and Dani Alves, the four latest internationals to join the squad, are also out of the match. Neymar is obviously still injured. The other three will stay at home doing physical work.

The 22 men selected by Lucho are:

Ter Stegen, Claudio Bravo, Jordi Masip, Montoya, Jordi Alba, Marc Bartra, Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Sergi Roberto, Ivan Rakitic, Rafinha Alcântara, Deulofeu, Pedro, Edgar Ié, Grimaldo, Samper, Halilovic, Adama, Munir, Bagnack and Sandro.

Barcelona will travel to Naples on Wednesday morning, and they take on the hosts at 20:00 CET.

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