The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana return to action La Liga with an away game against the surprise of the season in Cádiz, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 21 players for Saturday’s clash:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto, 26. Iñaki Peña
Defenders: 2. Sergiño Dest, 4. Ronald Araujo, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 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
The good news for this one is the return of Ronald Araujo, who is back after missing nearly a month with a hamstring injury. Samuel Umtiti (knee) is still out for this one but is getting closer and closer to a comeback, while Ansu Fati (knee), Gerard Piqué (knee) and Sergi Roberto (thigh) are long-term injury absences.
Predicted starting XI (4-2-3-1):
Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, De Jong; Messi, Griezmann, Coutinho; Braithwaite
The match kicks off at 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Sunday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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