The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana travel to the Spanish capital for the giant quarterfinal second leg against Atlético Madrid with a spot in the Champions League semifinals at stake. And coach Luis Enrique has picked his squad for Wednesday's game.
With five injured players, the Asturian had only 19 players to pick from, and he decided to take them all in the trip. That includes bench warmers Jordi Masip, Douglas Pereira and Adriano, who will not play but can at least have the chance to be in uniform. Rafinha Alcântara, Thomas Vermaelen, Aleix Vidal, Sandro Ramírez and Jérémy Mathieu stayed home in the Catalan capital to continue recovery from their various physical problem.
No one is suspended for the match at Calderón, but Busquets and Mascherano are at risk of missing the semifinals in case of a yellow card.
These are the 19 men chosen by Lucho for the game:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Claudio Bravo, 25. Jordi Masip
Defenders: 2. Douglas Pereira, 3. Gerard Piqué, 6. Dani Alves, 14. Javier Mascherano, 15. Marc Bartra, 18. Jordi Alba, 21. Adriano Correia
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, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Neymar
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