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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Osasuna

Ernesto Valverde has called up 18 players for the trip to Pamplona

FC Barcelona v Real Betis Sevilla - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana play their third La Liga match of the season away to Osasuna, and Ernesto Valverde has called up the following 18 players for the trip to Pamplona:

Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 26. Iñaki Peña

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 15. Clément Lenglet, 16. Moussa Wagué, 18. Jordi Alba, 23. Samuel Umtiti

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 8. Arthur, 12. Rafinha, 20. Sergi Roberto, 21. Frenkie De Jong, 22. Arturo Vidal

Forwards: 17. Antoine Griezmann, 27. Carles Pérez, 31. Ansu Fati

None of the players who were out last week return for this one, so once again Lionel Messi (calf), Luis Suárez (calf), Ousmane Dembélé (hamstring) and Neto (wrist) miss out due to injury, and they are joined by Junior Firpo who can’t play because of a strained ligament on his left knee. Jean-Clair Todibo and Carles Aleñá don’t make the trip per the manager’s decision. Once again there’s some great news with the inclusion of 16-year-old Ansu Fati, who made his debut last week and is part of the squad for a second straight game.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, Busquets, De Jong; Rafinha, Griezmann, Pérez

The match kicks off at 5pm CET (Barcelona), 4pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 11am ET, 8am PT (USA), 8.30pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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