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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Deportivo Alavés

Neymar is back, but there's no Piqué or Arda Turan

Real Betis Balompie v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana travel to the Basque Country for a very tough La Liga game against Deportivo Alavés, and coach Luis Enrique has called up 18 players to be in uniform.

This is the squad in full:

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

Defenders: 18. Jordi Alba, 19. Lucas Digne, 20. Sergi Roberto, 22. Aleix Vidal, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Jérémy Mathieu

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Denis Suarez, 8. Andrés Iniesta, 21. André Gomes, Carles Aleñá

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

Neymar is back from his Copa del Rey suspension, and Ter Stegen returns to pick up his league gloves. Gerard Piqué and Arda Turan are rested for the UEFA Champions League match against PSG in just three days, while Javier Mascherano and Rafinha Alcântara miss out through injury. Carles Aleñá is called from Barça B, and Jordi Masip stays in Barcelona per techincal decision.

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Ter Stegen
Vidal, Umtiti, Mathieu, Digne
Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta
Messi, Suárez, Neymar

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


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