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FC Barcelona announce squad for Champions League match against Juventus

Ronald Koeman has called up 23 players for Tuesday’s match

Olympique Lyonnais v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana return to Champions League action for the final group stage game against Juventus at Camp Nou, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 23 players for Tuesday’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, 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, 21. Frenkie De Jong

Forwards: 7. Antoine Griezmann, 9. Martin Braithwaite, 10. Lionel Messi, 17. Francisco Trincão, 29. Konrad De La Fuente

The bad injury news continue to plague Barça, as Ousmane Dembélé becomes the latest to join the treatment room with a hamstring injury, and he misses this one along with Ansu Fati (knee), Gerard Piqué (knee), and Sergi Roberto (thigh). Young American forward Konrad is called up to replace Dembélé, while Samuel Umtiti is called up for the first time in 161 days.

Predicted starting XI (4-4-2):

Neto; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; Trincão, Pjanic, De Jong, Pedri; Messi, Griezmann

The match kicks off at 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Wednesday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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