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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Valencia

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Ernesto Valverde has called up 19 players for Saturday’s home game

Sevilla v FC Barcelona - Copa del Rey Quarter Final Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana put their eight-game winning streak in La Liga on the line when they welcome Valencia to Camp Nou, and Ernesto Valverde has called up the following 19 players to be in the squad for this one:


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

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 15. Clément Lenglet, 17. Jeison Murillo, 18. Jordi Alba, 24. Thomas Vermaelen

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 7. Philippe Coutinho, 8. Arthur, 16. Sergi Samper, 20. Sergi Roberto, 21. Carles Aleñá, 22. Arturo Vidal

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


For this game Ernesto Valverde was not able to select the suspended Sergio Busquets, as well as the injured Ousmane Dembélé (ankle), Samuel Umtiti (knee), Jasper Cillessen (calf) and Rafinha (knee). New signing Jean-Clair Todibo is not yet ready to make his debut, and will watch from the stands along with one of the players in the 19-man group that will be cut from the final matchday squad.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Semedo, Murillo, Lenglet, Vermaelen; Aleñá, Vidal, Arthur; Messi, Boateng, Malcom


The game kicks off at 6.30pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 5.30pm GMT (UK), 12.30pm ET, 9.30am PT (USA), 11pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action with our live blog.

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