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Iniesta set for farewell as Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Real Sociedad

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Ernesto Valverde has called up 19 players for the season finale and the captain’s goodbye

Barcelona v Real Madrid - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The champions play their final game of the season against La Liga rivals Real Sociedad, and Ernesto Valverde has called up 19 players for this one.

This is the full squad:

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

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 18. Jordi Alba, 19. Lucas Digne, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Yerry Mina

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Denis Suarez, 8. Andrés Iniesta, 14. Philippe Coutinho, 21. André Gomes, 22. Aleix Vidal

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

Thomas Vermaelen is injured, Sergi Roberto is suspended, and Paulinho gets a rest. But the big news is of course Andrés Iniesta, who is in the squad and is likely to start and captain the team in his last ever game for the club. NO, YOU’RE CRYING.

Predicted starting XI (4-4-2):

Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Mina, Alba; Coutinho, 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.