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FC Barcelona announce squad for Champions League match against Inter Milan

Ernesto Valverde has called up 20 players for Wednesday’s big game

FBL-EUR-C1-BARCELONA-TRAINING Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana return to action in the Champions League for a huge game against Inter Milan at Camp Nou, and Ernesto Valverde has called up the following 20 players* for the match:

Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 6. Jean-Clair Todibo, 15. Clément Lenglet, 16. Moussa Wagué, 24. Junior Firpo

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 8. Arthur, 19. Carles Aleñá, 20. Sergi Roberto, 21. Frenkie De Jong, 22. Arturo Vidal

Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Antoine Griezmann, 27. Carles Pérez

*Except for the Final, only 18 players are allowed on the bench for Champions League games, so two players will but cut from the final matchday squad. The favorites: Wagué, Aleñá

The big news here is the return of both Messi and Dembélé, who recovered in time from their injuries and are available to make at least the bench. Samuel Umtiti (foot), Jordi Alba (hamstring) and Ansu Fati (knee) are still out due to injury.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Firpo; De Jong, Busquets, Arthur; Pérez, Suárez, Griezmann

The match kicks off at 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Thursday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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