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Barcelona announce squad for Champions League match against Inter Milan

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Ernesto Valverde has called up 18 players for Wednesday night’s European adventure

FC Barcelona Training Session and Press Conference Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana continue a week of three giant matches with a big Champions League game against Inter Milan at Camp Nou, looking to make it a perfect three out of three in the group stage.

Ernesto Valverde has called up the following 18 players to be in uniform on Wednesday night:

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

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 36. Chumi

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 7. Philippe Coutinho, 8. Arthur, 12. Rafinha, 20. Sergi Roberto, 22. Arturo Vidal

Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 14. Malcom, 19. Munir

The big news here is the return of Malcom, who gets a chance to at least be part of the matchday squad while Lionel Messi is out with a broken arm. Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen also miss out due to injury, while Denis Suarez, Sergi Samper and Carles Aleñá watch from the stands per the manager’s choice.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Dembélé, Suárez, Coutinho

The match kicks off at 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Thursday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.