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FC Barcelona announce squad for Catalan Super Cup against Espanyol

Luis Enrique has called 18 players, 12 from Barça B, to form the squad for Tuesday's Catalan Super Cup game

Sevilla FC vs FC Barcelona - Spanish Super Cup Final 1st Leg Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana travel to Tarragona on Tuesday for the second installement of the Catalan Super Cup against Espanyol, and coach Luis Enrique has named an 18-man squad for the match:

Goalkeepers: Jordi Masip, José Suárez

Defenders: Jérémy Mathieu, Marlon Santos, José Martínez, Sergi Palencia, Nili, Moises Delgado

Midfielders: André Gomes, Denis Suarez, Arda Turan, Gerard Gumbau, Carles Aleñá, Alex Carbonell, Ferran Sarsanedas,

Forwards: Paco Alcácer, Rafa Mujica, Jesus Alfaro

This isn't the most important match in history, which means Lucho will give minutes only to reserves and Barça B stars, with ten key starters given a day off. Only six first teamers have been called up, while six other players miss out through injury (Piqué, Alba, Cillessen, Iniesta, Rafinha, Aleix Vidal).

Projected starting lineup (4-3-3, right-left):

Masip | Palencia, Marlon, Mathieu, Nili | Aleñá, Gomes, Denis | Mujica, Alcácer, Arda

The match starts at 9:30pm CET / 8:30pm BST / 3:30pm ET, 12:30pm PT / 1am IST (India, next day), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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