The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana return to action for a big La Liga game against Valencia, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 23 players for Saturday’s clash:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto, 36. Arnau Tenas
Defenders: 2. Sergiño Dest, 4. Ronald Araujo, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Junior Firpo, 28. Óscar Mingueza
Midfielders: 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Carles Aleñá, 8. Miralem Pjanic, 12. Riqui Puig, 14. Philippe Coutinho, 16. Pedri, 19. Matheus Fernandes, 21. Frenkie De Jong
Forwards: 7. Antoine Griezmann, 9. Martin Braithwaite, 10. Lionel Messi, 17. Francisco Trincão, 29. Konrad De La Fuente
No bad news are good news on the injury front and there are no fresh injury concerns from Barça after the Real Sociedad game, which means the absentees are still Ansu Fati (knee), Gerard Piqué (knee), Sergi Roberto (thigh) and Ousmane Dembélé (hamstring), who is already back in training and could be available to play again as soon as next week.
Predicted starting XI (4-2-3-1):
Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; Pjanic, De Jong; Griezmann, Pedri, Braithwaite; Messi
The match kicks off at 4.15pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 3.15pm GMT (UK), 10.15am ET, 7.15am PT (USA), 8.45pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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