The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana welcome Athletic Bilbao to Camp Nou for a huge La Liga game, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 22 players for Sunday’s clash:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto, 36. Arnau Tenas
Defenders: 4. Ronald Araujo, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 20. Sergi Roberto, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Junior Firpo, 28. Óscar Mingueza
Midfielders: 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, 29. Konrad De La Fuente
There’s some good news for this one as Sergi Roberto returns after more than two months on the sideline with a muscle injury, and Roberto’s return is important since Sergiño Dest is once again missing with a thigh problem. Ansu Fati (knee), Gerard Piqué (knee) and Philippe Coutinho (knee) are also out due to injury, while Sergio Busquets will not play because of suspension.
Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Pjanic, 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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