The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana play the final match of preseason against Napoli at the Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, and Ernesto Valverde will have the following 26 players available for selection:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto, 25. Iñaki Peña
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, 7. Philippe Coutinho, 8. Arthur, 12. Rafinha, 19. Carles Aleñá, 20. Sergi Roberto, 21. Frenkie De Jong, 22. Arturo Vidal, 28. Riqui Puig
Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Antoine Griezmann, 27. Carles Pérez, 29. Abel Ruiz
Lionel Messi is not in the States as he recovers from a calf injury, but he was not the only one missing from Wednesday’s game against Napoli in Miami as Coutinho and Vidal weren’t named as substitutes due to their poor physical condition coming back late from the Copa América. The two have had a few training sessions under their belt now, and should be available at least for the bench on Saturday. Everybody else is fit and ready to go.
Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, De Jong, Aleñá; Dembélé, Suárez, Griezmann
The match kicks off at 11pm CET (Barcelona), 10pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 5pm ET, 2pm PT (USA), 2.30am IST (India, Sunday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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