The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana will finish their journey in the Champions League group stage with a home game against Tottenham Hotspur, and manager Ernesto Valverde has called up the following 19 players* for Tuesday night’s group finale:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Jasper Cillessen
Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 24. Thomas Vermaelen, 27. Juan Miranda
Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Denis Suarez, 7. Philippe Coutinho, 8. Arthur, 22. Arturo Vidal, 26. Carles Aleñá
Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 19. Munir
*Before the game one player will be cut from the final matchday squad. The favorite: Miranda
The big news here is the return of Brazilian midfielder Arthur, who is back after missing around three weeks due to a muscle injury. Speaking of injury, Samuel Umtiti, Malcom, Sergi Roberto, Sergi Samper and Malcom miss out due to their physical issues. There are no suspensions for this game.
Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Vermaelen, Alba; Aleñá, Vidal, Denis; Messi, Munir, Coutinho
The match kicks off at 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Wednesday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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