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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Eibar

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

FC Barcelona Unveil New Signing Martin Braithwaite Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana return to La Liga action after a week of training with a home game against Eibar, and Quique Setién has called up the following 18 players for Saturday:

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

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 15. Clément Lenglet, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Junior Firpo, 39. Sergio Akieme

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, 19. Martin Braithwaite, 31. Ansu Fati

The big news is the inclusion of new signing Martin Braithwaite, who is ready to go after signing on Thursday and taking part in Friday’s training session. Another new face is Barça B left-back Sergio Akieme, who replaces the injured Jordi Alba (groin). Luis Suárez (knee) and Ousmane Dembélé (Dembélé) also miss out through injury.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Firpo; Vidal, De Jong, Arthur; 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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