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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Athletic Bilbao

Quique Setién has called up 24 players for Tuesday’s game

Real Madrid CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana are back in action with a big La Liga game against Athletic Bilbao at Camp Nou, and Quique Setién has called up the following 24 players for Tuesday’s clash:

Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto, 26. Iñaki Peña

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Junior Firpo, 33. Ronald Araujo, 35. Dani Morer, 43. Jorge Cuenca

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 8. Arthur, 22. Arturo Vidal, 28. Riqui Puig, 30. Álex Collado, 42. Monchu

Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 17. Antoine Griezmann, 19. Martin Braithwaite, 31. Ansu Fati

There’s finally some good news when it comes to the squad list: Samuel Umtiti is back from a yellow card suspension, but that’s where the good news stop. Frenkie De Jong (calf) is expected to be out for a while, and joins Sergi Roberto (ribs) and Ousmane Dembélé (hamstring) on the injury list. One of the players on the 24-man list will be cut, most likely third keeper Iñaki Peña to allow one more outfielder to be in uniform.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Messi, Griezmann, Fati

The match kicks off on Tuesday at 10pm CET (Barcelona), 9pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 4pm ET, 1pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Wednesday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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