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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Athletic Bilbao

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Ronald Koeman has called up 21 players for Wednesday’s match

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana return to La Liga action with a road trip to Athletic Bilbao at San Mamés, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 21 players for Wednesday’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, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Junior Firpo, 28. Óscar Mingueza

Midfielders: 5. Sergio Busquets, 8. Miralem Pjanic, 12. Riqui Puig, 16. Pedri, 21. Frenkie De Jong

Forwards: 7. Antoine Griezmann, 9. Martin Braithwaite, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Francisco Trincão, 29. Konrad De La Fuente


No bad news are good news on the injury front for Barcelona, and the return of Samuel Umtiti from an illness is even better news to the squad depth. But Ansu Fati (knee), Gerard Piqué (knee), Philippe Coutinho (knee) and Sergi Roberto (thigh) remain out for this one due to injury, while Carles Aleñá and Matheus Fernandes are out per the manager’s decision.

Predicted starting XI (4-2-3-1):

Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; Pjanic, De Jong; Dembélé, Messi, Pedri; Griezmann


The match kicks off at 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Thursday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.

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