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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Celta Vigo

Ernesto Valverde has called up 19 players for Saturday’s match

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana return to La Liga action with an important game against Celta Vigo at Camp Nou, and Ernesto Valverde has called up the following 19 players for Saturday night:

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

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 15. Clément Lenglet, 16. Moussa Wagué, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Junior Firpo

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

Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Antoine Griezmann, 31. Ansu Fati

There’s some surprising news ahead of this one with the quick return of Luis Suárez, who was supposed to return after the international break with a foot injury but made it back after only one week. Also back is Arthur, who was left out of the Slavia Prague game for technical reasons. Jordi Alba (hamstring) is the only one missingout through injury, while Jean-Clair Todibo, Carles Aleñá and Carles Pérez will watch from the stands per the manager’s decision.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Firpo; Vidal, De Jong, Arthur; Messi, Griezmann, Dembélé

The match kicks off at 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Sunday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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