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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Granada

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

FC Barcelona v Real Betis Balompie - La Liga Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana return to La Liga action with a road game against Granada, and manager Ernesto Valverde has called up the following 18 players for the trip to Andalusia:

Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 6. Jean-Clair Todibo, 15. Clément Lenglet, 24. Junior Firpo

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

Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 17. Antoine Griezmann, 27. Carles Pérez, 31. Ansu Fati

The big news for this game is at left-back, with Jordi Alba now injured but Junior Firpo medically cleared to replace him in the squad and the lineup. There are no other injuries after the Dortmund game, but Ousmane Dembélé (hamstring), Samuel Umtiti (foot), Carles Aleñá (technical decision) and Moussa Wagué (technical decision) are not available for this one.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Firpo; Rakitic, De Jong, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Pérez

The match kicks off at 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Sunday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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