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FC Barcelona announce squad for UEFA Champions League match against Manchester City

20 players on the list, a few Barça B youngsters

FC Barcelona v RC Deportivo La Coruna - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana travel to England for the second group stage game against Manchester City, and coach Luis Enrique has called up a squad of 20 players for the trip:

Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Jasper Cillessen, 25. Jordi Masip

Defenders: 14. Javier Mascherano, 19. Lucas Digne, 20. Sergi Roberto, 23. Samuel Umtiti, Nili Perdomo, Marlon Santos

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Denis Suarez, 7. Arda Turan, 12. Rafinha Alcântara, 21. André Gomes, Carles Aleñá

Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Neymar Jr, 17. Paco Alcácer

Enrique usually calls up a bigger squad for European trips, which is nice from the coach to give some players the chance to be in England even though they won't play on Tuesday (two of the 20 will have to be cut to form the final squad), and once again he called up the same three Barça B stars he did against Granada over the weekend, which means Marlon, Nili and Aleñá will spend a Champions League night with the first team. Awesome.


Projected Starting Lineup (4-3-3, right-left):

Ter Stegen | Roberto, Mascherano, Umtiti, Digne | Rakitic, Busquets, Gomes | Messi, Suárez, Neymar

The match starts at 8:45pm CET / 7:45pm BST (UK) / 3:45pm ET, 12:45am PT (US), 1:15am IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment this gigantic matchup.


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