The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana are in the Netherlands for a big Champions League game against PSV Eindhoven, and Barça can win Group B with a point. Ernesto Valverde has called up 21 players* for the trip, and these are them:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 30. Iñaki Peña, 31. Jokin Ezkieta
Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 27. Juan Miranda, 36. Chumi
Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Denis Suarez, 7. Philippe Coutinho, 22. Arturo Vidal, 26. Carles Aleñá, 28. Riqui Puig
Forwards: 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 14. Malcom, 19. Munir
*Before the game starts, three players will be cut from the final matchday squad. The favorites: Jokin, Miranda, Puig
There are a LOT of injury problems for Valverde ahead of this one: Jasper Cillessen can’t play with a muscle issue, Luis Suárez misses out with a knee problem, Arthur has a groin problem, Sergi Roberto has a hamstring, Sergi Samper has an ankle injury, Thomas Vermaelen is Thomas Vermaelen, and Rafinha is out for the season with a torn ligament in his knee.
Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Dembélé, Messi, Coutinho
The match kicks off at 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Thursday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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