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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Athletic Bilbao

Ter Stegen is back, and that's it.

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana welcome Athletic Bilbao to Camp Nou for one of the toughest La Liga matches of the season, and coach Luis Enrique has called 18 players to be in uniform for the game.

This is the squad in full:

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

Defenders: 3. Gerard Piqué, 14. Javier Mascherano, 18. Jordi Alba, 20. Sergi Roberto, 22. Aleix Vidal, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Jérémy Mathieu

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 6. Denis Suarez, 7. Arda Turan, 12. Rafinha Alcântara, 21. André Gomes

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

Although Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta and Lucas Digne are all back in training and close to returning from injury, Enrique decided not to include the three players on the list, and they'll probably be back against Atlético Madrid on Thursday. For now, the only change from the squad that played at the Calderón is the return of league keeper Ter Stegen, who takes Masip's place on the list.

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Projected starting lineup (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen
Vidal, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba
Rafinha, Gomes, Denis
Messi, Suárez, Neymar

The match kicks off this Saturday 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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