The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana return to action after the international break with what promises to be a difficult La Liga game away to Getafe, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 23 players for Saturday’s trip:
Goalkeepers: 13. Neto, 26. Iñaki Peña, 36. Arnau Tenas
Defenders: 2. Sergiño Dest, 3. Gerard Piqué, 4. Ronald Araujo, 15. Clément Lenglet, 20. Sergi Roberto, 24. Junior Firpo, 28. Óscar Mingueza
Midfielders: 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Carles Aleñá, 8. Miralem Pjanic, 12. Riqui Puig, 14. Philippe Coutinho, 16. Pedri, 21. Frenkie De Jong
Forwards: 7. Antoine Griezmann, 9. Martin Braithwaite, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Francisco Trincão, 22. Ansu Fati
There’s some good news for this one with two defensive players returning to the squad: Junior Firpo is back after missing the first month of the season due to injury, and Lenglet returns from suspension. Marc-André ter Stegen (knee), Jordi Alba (hamstring), Matheus Fernandes (hamstring) and Samuel Umtiti (knee) are out due to injury. All 23 players on the list will be in uniform and available for selection.
Predicted starting XI (4-2-3-1):
Neto; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Dest; Busquets, De Jong; Griezmann, Coutinho, Ansu Fati; Messi
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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