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Quique Setién has called up 18 players for Saturday’s game

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana return to La Liga action with a tough game against third-place Getafe, and manager Quique Setién has called up the following 18 players to be in uniform on Saturday:


Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 18. Jordi Alba, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Junior Firpo, 33. Ronald Araujo

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 8. Arthur, 20. Sergi Roberto, 21. Frenkie De Jong, 22. Arturo Vidal

Forwards: 10. Lionel Messi, 17. Antoine Griezmann, 31. Ansu Fati, 41. Rey Manaj


Barça dealt with a few injury issues this week but there are no fresh problems, which is great news: Semedo, Umtiti, Piqué and Vidal, who were all limited in training over the week, are all healthy and included in the list. There are more good news with the return of Neto from an ankle injury, which means only Luis Suárez (knee) and Ousmane Dembélé (hamstring) are out due to injury. Clément Lenglet is missing through suspension, and Ronald Araujo, Ansu Fati and winter signing Rey Manaj join the squad from Barça B.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Vidal, Busquets, De Jong; Messi, Griezmann, Ansu Fati


The match kicks off at 4pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 3pm GMT (UK), 10am ET, 7am PT (USA), 8.30pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.

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