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FC Barcelona announce squad for Champions League match against Slavia Prague

Ernesto Valverde has called up 18 players for Tuesday’s match

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana play a key Champions League match against Slavia Prague on Tuesday, and Ernesto Valverde has called up the following 18 players to be in uniform at Camp Nou:

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

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

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

Forwards: 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Antoine Griezmann, 27. Carles Pérez, 31. Ansu Fati

The injuries continue this season and now it is time for Luis Suárez to be out, and the Uruguayan misses at least three weeks with a leg problem. There are good news with the return of Dembélé, who is finally back after missing some time through suspension in La Liga. Out of this one per the manager’s decision are Arthur, Jean-Clair Todibo, Moussa Wagué and Junior Firpo.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Vidal, Busquets, De Jong; Dembélé, Messi, Griezmann

The match kicks off at 7pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 6pm GMT (UK), 1pm ET, 10am PT (USA), 11.30pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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