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Barcelona announce squad for Champions League quarterfinal second leg against AS Roma

Ernesto Valverde has called up 21 players for the trip to Italy’s capital

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana are in Rome for the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal against AS Roma, and on Sunday Ernesto Valverde called up 21 players for the trip.

Before the game, Valverde has to cut three players from the final group of 18 that will be in uniform on Tuesday night. For now, this is the full list:

Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Jasper Cillessen, 31. Adrián Ortolá

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 18. Jordi Alba, 20. Sergi Roberto, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Yerry Mina, 25. Thomas Vermaelen

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Denis Suarez, 8. Andrés Iniesta, 15. Paulinho Bezerra, 21. André Gomes, 22. Aleix Vidal

Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Paco Alcácer

Sergio Busquets is back from injury after missing the weekend match against Leganés, but Lucas Digne is still out due to physical issues. Philippe Coutinho can’t play in the Champions League this season, so he’s out as well.

Predicted starting XI (4-4-2):

Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Dembélé, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez

The match kicks off at 8.45pm CET (Barcelona), 7.45pm GMT/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 2.45pm EST, 11.45am PST (USA), 12.15am IST (India, next day), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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