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Barcelona announce squad for Champions League Round of 16 second leg against Arsenal

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana are looking to confirm their spot in the Champions League quarterfinals by playing the Round of 16 second leg against Arsenal, and coach Luis Enrique has picked his squad for the game.

No surprises from the boss, as expected. The only big absence is Gerard Piqué, but that was forced since the defender is suspended for yellow card accumulation. Other than the usual suspects who never are picked such as Douglas Pereira, Adriano Correia and Jordi Masip and the injured Sandro Ramírez and Rafinha Alcântara, there are no surprise absences or rotations, and every star of the squad is on the list.

These are the eighteen men called up by Lucho for Wednesday's game:

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

Defenders: 6. Dani Alves, 14. Javier Mascherano, 15. Marc Bartra, 18. Jordi Alba, 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., 17. Munir El-Haddadi

Projected Starting Lineup (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Alves, Mascherano, Mathieu, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Neymar

The match starts at 20:45 CET, and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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