The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana are back in action in La Liga with a crucial game away from home against Real Sociedad, and Ernesto Valverde has called up the following 19 players for the trip to Anoeta:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto
Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 6. Jean-Clair Todibo, 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: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 17. Antoine Griezmann, 27. Carles Pérez, 31. Ansu Fati
There’s some very, very good news ahead of this one: Nélson Semedo and Jordi Alba are back after missing about a month with muscle injuries, but they’ve been medically cleared one game before El Clásico which gives them the chance to play a few good minutes in this one before going against Madrid. As for the players missing out, Arthur (groin) and Ousmane Dembélé (hamstring) can’t play due to injury while Moussa Wagué and Junior Firpo are out per the manager’s choice.
Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, De Jong; Messi, Suárez, Griezmann
The match kicks off at 4pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 3pm GMT (UK), 10am ET, 7am PT (USA), 8.30pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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