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Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Getafe

Ernesto Valverde has called up 18 players for this weekend’s game in Madrid

Barcelona v Espanyol - La Liga Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana travel to Madrid for a La Liga match against Getafe, and Ernesto Valverde has called up 18 players to be in uniform on Saturday.

This is the full squad:

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

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 14. Javier Mascherano, 18. Jordi Alba, 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, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 16. Gerard Deulofeu

Valverde calls the same 18 players that were in the squad against Juventus, but we should see some changes in the starting lineup with the manager hinting at rotations for the first time this season. The injury situation remains the same with Rafinha Alcântara and Arda Turan still recovering, while Thomas Vermaelen, Lucas Digne, Aleix Vidal and Paco Alcácer miss out per Valverde’s decision.

Predicted starting lineup (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Roberto, Mascherano, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Paulinho; Dembélé, Messi, Deulofeu

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


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