The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana return to La Liga action with an away game against Deportivo Alavés, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 21 players for Saturday’s clash:
Goalkeepers: 13. Neto, 26. Iñaki Peña, 36. Arnau Tenas
Defenders: 2. Sergiño Dest, 3. Gerard Piqué, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 20. Sergi Roberto, 24. Junior Firpo
Midfielders: 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Carles Aleñá, 8. Miralem Pjanic, 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, 29. Konrad De La Fuente
Even though Marc-André ter Stegen (knee) and Samuel Umtiti (knee) are back in training, the two are not yet fully fit and will miss out on Saturday’s game. Also out due to injury is Ronald Araujo (hamstring), while Riqui Puig and Matheus Fernandes won’t make the trip per the manager’s choice.
Predicted starting XI (4-2-3-1):
Neto; Dest, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Pjanic, Busquets; Dembélé, Pedri, Fati; Messi
The match kicks off at 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 4pm ET, 1pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Sunday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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