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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Real Valladolid

Ernesto Valverde has called up 18 players for Saturday’s match at Camp Nou

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! After a full week of training, Barcelona return to La Liga action with a home game against Real Valladolid at Camp Nou, and Ernesto Valverde has called up 18 players to be in uniform on Saturday night:

Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 30. Iñaki Peña

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 24. Thomas Vermaelen

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 7. Philippe Coutinho, 20. Sergi Roberto, 21. Carles Aleñá, 22. Arturo Vidal

Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 14. Malcom, 19. Kevin-Prince Boateng

There aren’t many news, good or bad, in this squad list. The same injured players from last week are still injured, so Arthur (hamstring), Jasper Cillessen (calf), Samuel Umtiti (knee) and Rafinha (knee) all miss out. Sergi Samper, Jeison Murillo and Jean-Clair Todibo are out per the manager’s decision.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Roberto, Vermaelen, Lenglet, Alba; Vidal, Rakitic, Aleñá; Malcom, Messi, Dembélé

The match kicks off at 8.45pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 7.45pm GMT (UK), 2.45pm ET, 11.45am PT (USA), 1.15am IST (India, Sunday), and you can join our live blog to follow and comment all the action.


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