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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Real Madrid

Ronald Koeman has called up 23 players for Sunday’s El Clásico

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana welcome their biggest rivals Real Madrid to Camp Nou for a giant El Clásico, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 23 players for Sunday’s La Liga clash:


Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto, 26. Iñaki Peña

Defenders: 2. Sergiño Dest, 3. Gerard Piqué, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 22. Óscar Mingueza, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Eric García, 31. Alejandro Balde

Midfielders: 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Riqui Puig, 11. Yusuf Demir, 14. Philippe Coutinho, 20. Sergi Roberto, 21. Frenkie De Jong, 28. Nico González, 30. Gavi

Forwards: 9. Memphis Depay, 10. Ansu Fati, 17. Luuk De Jong, 19. Sergio Agüero


There’s some good news for this one as Jordi Alba has been passed fit and will play on Sunday through a foot injury. Alba will receive injections but is available, but the same can’t be said for Ronald Araujo (hamstring), Pedri (thigh), Ousmane Dembélé (knee) and Martin Braithwaite (knee), who miss out through injury.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, García, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Gavi; Dest, Memphis, Fati


The match kicks off at 4.15pm CET (Barcelona), 3.15pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 10.15am ET, 7.15am PT (USA), 7.45pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.

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