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Barcelona squad named for UEFA Champions League semifinal second leg

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Now that the Real Sociedad game is out of the way and the La Liga title is pretty much in the bag, it's time for Barcelona to refocus on Bayern Munich and the UEFA Champions League semifinal. The Blaugrana will travel to Germany on Monday morning, and coach Luis Enrique has already called up his squad for the game.

And as usual with all Champions League road matches, the boss is taking everybody on the plane. Literally everybody. A total of 26 players, including three Barça B youngsters, are traveling to face the Bavarians on Tuesday. Enrique has no injury or card issues, and the only doubtful member of the squad, Jérémy Mathieu, had no setbacks on his Achilles problem and is fully available for selection. On matchday, Lucho will cut 8 players from his original list, and form the definitive 18-man squad for Tuesday's clash.

These are the members of the squad for the Bayern game:

Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Claudio Bravo. 25. Jordi Masip

Defenders: 2. Martín Montoya, 3. Gerard Piqué, 14. Javier Mascherano, 15. Marc Bartra, 16. Douglas Pereira, 18. Jordi Alba, 21. Adriano Correia, 22. Dani Alves, 23. Thomas Vermaelen, 24. Jérémy Mathieu

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Xavi Hernández, 8. Andrés Iniesta, 12. Rafinha Alcântara, 20. Sergi Roberto, 26. Sergi Samper

Forwards: 7. Pedro Rodríguez, 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Neymar Jr., 29. Sandro Ramírez, 31. Munir El-Haddadi

Projected Starting Lineup (4-3-3):


Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba

Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta

Messi, Suárez, Neymar

Projected bench and players cut:

Bench: Bravo; Mathieu, Bartra, Adriano, Xavi, Rafinha, Pedro

Players cut: Masip, Montoya, Douglas, Vermaelen, Roberto, Samper, Sandro, Munir

The match is on Tuesday, at 20:45 CET. Until then, keep coming back to Barça Blaugranes for a special match coverage.


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