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FC Barcelona announce squad for Champions League Round of 16 1st leg against PSG

Rafinha returns!

FC Barcelona v Club Atletico de Madrid  - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: First Leg Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana start their European journey in 2017 with a trip to France for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg against Paris Saint-Germain, and coach Luis Enrique has called up 21 players for the trip.

This is the squad in full:

Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Jasper Cillessen, 25. Jordi Masip

Defenders: 3. Gerard Piqué, 18. Jordi Alba, 19. Lucas Digne, 20. Sergi Roberto, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Jérémy Matheu, Nili Perdomo

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Denis Suarez, 8. Andrés Iniesta, 12. Rafinha Alcântara, 21. André Gomes, Carles Aleñá

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

The good news is the return of Rafinha Alcântara, who missed the last week of action with a broken nose, but is now wearing a mask and is ready to come back to the team. Arda Turan (groin), Javier Mascherano (hamstring) and Aleix Vidal (ankle) miss out through injury, and two players from Barça B (Nili and Aleñá) get the chance to know Paris.

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Projected starting lineup (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen
Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba
Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta
Messi, Suárez, Neymar

The match kicks off on Tuesday at 8:45PM CET / 7:45PM GMT (UK) / 2:45PM EST, 11:45AM PST (USA) / 1:15AM IST (India, Wednesday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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