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FC Barcelona announce squad for Copa del Rey Round of 16 match against Leganés

Quique Setien has called up 18 players for Thursday’s game

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana play their Copa del Rey Round of 16 tie against Leganés at Camp Nou, and manager Quique Setién has called up the following 18 players for Thursday’s game:

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

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Junior Firpo

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 8. Arthur, 20. Sergi Roberto, 21. Frenkie De Jong, 22. Arturo Vidal, 30. Álex Collado

Forwards: 10. Lionel Messi, 17. Antoine Griezmann, 31. Ansu Fati

There aren’t a lot of surprises with this list, with perhaps the biggest being Riqui Puig out of the squad. Luis Suárez (knee), Neto (ankle) and Ousmane Dembélé (hamstring) miss out through injury, and Moussa Wagué will watch from the stands per the manager’s decision.

Predicted starting XI (3-5-2):

Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet; Ansu Fati, Vidal, De Jong, Rakitic, Firpo; Messi, Griezmann

The match kicks off at 7pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 6pm GMT (UK), 1pm ET, 10am PT (USA), 11.30pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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