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Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Huesca

Ernesto Valverde has called up 18 players for the third league game of the season

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana play their third La Liga game of the season against Huesca at Camp Nou, and Ernesto Valverde has called up 18 players for Sunday’s match.

This is the full squad:

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

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 23. Samuel Umtiti

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 7. Philippe Coutinho, 8. Arthur, 20. Sergi Roberto, 22. Arturo Vidal

Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 14. Malcom, 19. Munir

There are some good news for this list with the return of goalkeeper Cillessen from what at first looked like a serious injury but was just a scare after all. There are injured players who miss out, though, with Carles Aleñá, Sergi Samper and Denis Suarez unavailable. Rafinha and Thomas Vermaelen will watch from the stands per the manager’s decision.

Predicted starting XI (4-4-2):

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

The match kicks off at 6.30pm CET (Barcelona), 5.30pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 12.30pm ET, 9.30am PT (USA), 10pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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