The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana start an 11-day, 3-game marathon against Athletic Bilbao, this Sunday in a pivotal La Liga match. And coach Luis Enrique made sure to pick his best squad for the game.
With only Jérémy Mathieu (calf), Adriano Correia (knock) and Rafinha Alcântara (knee) out with injuries for this game, Enrique has a bigger squad to pick from, and selecting only eighteen seems difficult. Sandro Ramírez once again is sitting out, with the in-form Munir El-Haddadi serving as the 'MSN' trio backup. The Three Kings are reunited with the return of Luis Suárez, who was suspended for the Cup match against Espanyol. Douglas Correia and Jordi Masip did not make the squad per Lucho's decision.
These are the eighteen men called up by Enrique to be in uniform on Sunday night:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Claudio Bravo
Defenders: 3. Gerard Piqué, 6. Dani Alves, 14. Javier Mascherano, 15. Marc Bartra, 18. Jordi Alba, 22. Aleix Vidal, 23. Thomas Vermaelen
Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 7. Arda Turan, 8. Andrés Iniesta, 20. Sergi Roberto
Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Neymar Jr., 17. Munir El-Haddadi
Projected Starting Lineup (4-3-3):
Bravo; Alves, Piqué, Bartra, Alba; Busquets, Turan, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Neymar
The match starts at 20:30 CET, and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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