The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana are back on the pitch for a La Liga encounter with relegation candidates Granada at Camp Nou this Saturday, eager to get back in the winning ways in the Spanish League following a 0-0 draw with Espanyol last week.
After a crazy five months in terms of injuries, coach Luis Enrique can finally enjoy huge squad depth. With the availability of Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal, the Blaugrana manager has plenty of quality players to choose from, and his rotation system can finally be implemented to the full for the first time this season. That means, for instance, leaving Javier Mascherano out of the squad for this Saturday's match, with the Argentine center-back enjoying a day off. Munir El-Haddadi and Marc Bartra are also not included in the list. Sergi Roberto, who carried a knock, has beaten the clock and made the cut.
These are the eighteen men named by Lucho for today's match:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Claudio Bravo
Defenders: 3. Gerard Piqué, 6. Dani Alves, 18. Jordi Alba, 21. Adriano Correia, 22. Aleix Vidal, 23. Thomas Vermaelen, 24. Jérémy Mathieu
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., 19. Sandro Ramírez
Projected Starting Lineup (4-3-3):
Bravo; Alves, Piqué, Mathieu, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Arda; Messi, Suárez, Neymar
The match starts at 16:00 CET, and you can joins to follow and comment all the action.
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