The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana return home to Camp Nou for a must-win La Liga game against Villarreal, and Ernesto Valverde has called up the following 18 players to be in uniform on Tuesday night:
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: 5. Sergio Busquets, 8. Arthur, 19. Carles Aleñá, 20. Sergi Roberto, 21. Frenkie De Jong, 22. Arturo Vidal
Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Antoine Griezmann, 31. Ansu Fati
There’s some very good news on the injury front: Ousmane Dembélé is back after missing the last six weeks with a hamstring injury, and the winger is right back in the squad. Samuel Umtiti (foot) and Jordi Alba (hamstring) miss out through injury, while Ivan Rakitic and Moussa Wagué will watch from the stands per the manager’s decision.
Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Firpo; Vidal, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Griezmann
The match kicks off at 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Wednesday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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