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Barcelona take full squad to South Africa for Mamelodi Sundowns friendly

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Barcelona Training and Press Conference Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona have named a strong squad for Wednesday’s friendly with Mamelodi Sundowns in Johannesburg.

Only injured defenders Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen have been left out of the travelling party. Youngsters Carles Aleña, Ruiz de Galarreta and Jorge Cuenca also make the trip.

Here’s the squad in full:

It remains to be seen what kind of team Ernesto Valverde will put out but rumors have suggested that Lionel Messi is contractually obliged to play, and that’s largely the reason he did not face Levante on Sunday.

The game kicks off at 6.15 Spanish time on Wednesday and the club are streaming it live on their website and various social channels (Full details here).