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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Atlético Madrid

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Quique Setién has called up 23 players for Tuesday’s big game

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana are back in action for one last attempt to save their La Liga season against Atlético Madrid, and Quique Setién has called up the following 23 players to be in uniform for Tuesday’s game:


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

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 8. Arthur, 20. Sergi Roberto, 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 some good news ahead of this one: Sergi Roberto is finally cleared to play after missing a few games with a rib fracture, but the midfielder/full-back is available and expected to start. With Roberto’s return only two players remain on the injured list: Frenkie De Jong (calf) and Ousmane Dembélé (hamstring).

Predicted Starting XI (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Griezmann


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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