The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana play the second El Clásico in four days against Real Madrid, this time in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup at the Santiago Bernabéu. Coach Ernesto Valverde has called up 19 players for the trip, and will cut one of them from the 18-man squad that will be in uniform.
This is the full list:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Jasper Cillessen
Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 14. Javier Mascherano, 18. Jordi Alba, 19. Lucas Digne, 22. Aleix Vidal, 23. Samuel Umtiti
Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Denis Suarez, 20. Sergi Roberto, 21. André Gomes, 26. Carles Aleñá
Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 16. Gerard Deulofeu, 17. Paco Alcácer
There are good and bad news in this list: André Gomes returns after a few injury issues and could make his first appearance of the season; the bad news is that Andrés Iniesta has a muscle injury and will be out for the next few weeks, and the captain is replaced by Aleñá for tonight’s match.
Predicted starting lineup (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Vidal, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Roberto; Messi, Suárez, Deulofeu
The match kicks off on Wednesday at 11pm CET / 10pm BST (UK) / 5pm ET, 2pm PT (USA) / 2:30am IST (India, Thursday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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