The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana return to action in La Liga with a trip to Alcalant to face struggling Elche, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 21 players for Sunday’s game:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto, 36. Arnau Tenas
Defenders: 2. Sergiño Dest, 4. Ronald Araujo, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 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
Forwards: 7. Antoine Griezmann, 9. Martin Braithwaite, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Francisco Trincão, 29. Konrad De La Fuente
There are no fresh injury concerns after the Copa del Rey in midweek, and Barça get Jordi Alba and Frenkie De Jong back after they were rested against Cornellà, as well as Sergiño Dest who returns from a thigh injury. Lionel Messi is still missing as he’s serving the second and final game of his suspension, while Ansu Fati (knee), Gerard Piqué (knee), Philippe Coutinho (knee) and Sergi Roberto (thigh) miss out through injury.
Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Umtiti, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Dembélé, Griezmann, Braithwaite
The match kicks off at 4.15pm CET (Barcelona & Nigeria), 3.15pm GMT (UK), 10.15am ET, 7.15am PT (USA), 8.45pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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