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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Celta Vigo

Ernesto Valverde has called up 18 players for the final match of 2018

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana will play a game in 2018 for the last time when they welcome Celta Vigo to Camp Nou on Saturday, and Ernesto Valverde has called up the following 18 players to be in uniform for the match:

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

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, 8. Arthur, 21. Carles Aleñá, 22. Arturo Vidal

Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé

There is good news as Nélson Semedo was cleared by the medical team and is available to play after missing the last game due to a knee issue. Unfortunately there are no more good news on the injury front as Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti, Malcom, Sergi Samper, Thomas Vermaelen and Rafinha all miss out due to physical problems. Munir is not in the squad per the manager’s decision, while new signing Jeison Murillo can’t play until January.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Messi, Suárez, Dembélé

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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