The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana welcome Málaga to Camp Nou looking to return to the winning ways in La Liga and maintain their large advantage at the top of the table, and Ernesto Valverde has called up 18 players to be in uniform tonight.
This is the full squad:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Jasper Cillessen
Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 14. Javier Mascherano, 19. Lucas Digne, 23. Samuel Umtiti
Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Denis Suarez, 8. Andrés Iniesta, 15. Paulinho Bezerra, 20. Sergi Roberto, 21. André Gomes
Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 16. Gerard Deulofeu, 17. Paco Alcácer
Valverde calls up the same 18 that were in uniform against Olympiacos, which clearly shows the players out of favor with the manager. Those would be Arda Turan, Aleix Vidal and Thomas Vermaelen, once again not called to action. Jordi Alba, Rafinha Alcântara and Ousmane Dembélé miss out through injury.
Predicted starting lineup (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Digne; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Deulofeu, Messi, Suárez
The match kicks off on Saturday night at 8:45pm CET / 7:45pm (UK & Nigeria) / 2:45pm ET, 11:45am PT (USA) / 12:15am IST (India, Sunday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the acion.
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