The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana play their final game of 2019 against Alavés at Camp Nou, and Ernesto Valverde has called up the following 20 players for Saturday’s La Liga game:
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, 18. Jordi Alba, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Junior Firpo
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
There’s some bad injury news for this one with young forward Ansu Fati missing out with a hip problem, although this is not expected to be a serious issue. Also out through injury for this one are Arthur (groin) and Ousmane Dembélé (hamstring), and two players from the 20-man list will be cut from the final matchday squad.
Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Vidal, Rakitic, 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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