The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana are back home at Camp Nou to play Villarreal in a big La Liga game on Sunday, and Ernesto Valverde has called up the following 18 players to be in uniform:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 30. Iñaki Peña
Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 27. Juan Miranda, 36. Chumi
Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Denis Suarez, 7. Philippe Coutinho, 22. Arturo Vidal, 26. Carles Aleñá
Forwards: 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 14. Malcom, 19. Munir
The injury bug continues to bite Barça’s squad at the moment, and Valverde will once again have to go through this one without Luis Suárez, Arthur, Samuel Umtiti, Sergi Roberto, Jasper Cillessen, Rafinha, Thomas Vermaelen and Sergi Samper. That’s a lot of injuries.
Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Dembélé, Messi, Coutinho
The match kicks off at 6.30pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 5.30pm GMT (UK), 12.30pm ET, 9.30am PT (USA), 11pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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