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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Las Palmas

Piqué is out, Mathieu is in!

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana entertain Las Palmas at Camp Nou as La Liga continues on Saturday, and coach Luis Enrique has made rotations in his squad list, which suggests some rotation in the lineup as well.

These are the 18 players that will be in uniform:

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

Defenders: 14. Javier Mascherano, 18. Jordi Alba, 19. Lucas Digne, 22. Aleix Vidal, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Jérémy Mathieu

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 7. Arda Turan, 8. Andrés Iniesta, 12. Rafinha Alcântara, 21. André Gomes

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

With no injuries, all absences are due to technical reasons, and Enrique has started to change his squad lists and rest one midfielder at the time. Denis Suarez is rested today, and Jordi Masip, Sergi Roberto and Gerard Piqué also get a day off. Aleix Vidal is back and should start, with Jérémy Mathieu making his much anticipated return from injury. He's probably starting as well. Oh boy.


Projected starting lineup (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Vidal, Mascherano, Mathieu, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Gomes; Messi, Suárez, Neymar

The match starts at 4:15pm CET / 3:15pm BST (UK) / 10:15am ET, 7:15am PT (US) / 8:45pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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