The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana are in Seville for the Spanish Super Cup final against Athletic Bilbao, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 25 players for Sunday’s game:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto, 26. Iñaki Peña
Defenders: 2. Sergiño Dest, 4. Ronald Araujo, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 20. Sergi Roberto (unavailable), 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Junior Firpo, 28. Óscar Mingueza
Midfielders: 5. Sergio Busquets, 8. Miralem Pjanic, 12. Riqui Puig, 16. Pedri, 19. Matheus Fernandes, 21. Frenkie De Jong, 27. Ilaix Moriba
Forwards: 7. Antoine Griezmann, 9. Martin Braithwaite, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Francisco Trincão, 22. Ansu Fati (unavailable), 29. Konrad De La Fuente
Koeman has called up almost the entire squad for the big game, with the exception of the injured Philippe Coutinho (knee) and Gerard Piqué (knee) who will continue their treatment in Barcelona. Ansu Fati (knee) and Sergi Roberto (thigh) will not play or be in uniform but will be with the team for this one to take part of the celebrations in case they win the title.
Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Dembélé, Messi, Griezmann
The match kicks off at 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Monday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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