The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana return to La Liga action with a trip to the Spanish capital to face Rayo Vallecano, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 22 players for Wednesday’s game:
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, 28. Nico González, 30. Gavi
Forwards: 9. Memphis Depay, 10. Ansu Fati, 17. Luuk De Jong, 19. Sergio Agüero
There’s some bad news for this one as Frenkie De Jong has been ruled out with a hamstring issue that could keep him out of the next couple of games, and he joins Pedri (thigh), Ronald Araujo (thigh) and Martin Braithwaite (knee) in the injured list. Ousmane Dembélé has recovered from knee surgery and is back in training, but isn’t quite ready to return to the squad yet. Ansu Fati is in the squad despite some knee soreness, but Ronald Koeman said on Tuesday there is a chance the youngster will not be playing this one.
Predicted starting XI (4-2-3-1):
Ter Stegen; Dest, García, Piqué, Alba; Roberto, Busquets; Gavi, Coutinho, Memphis; Agüero
The match kicks off at 7pm CET (Barcelona), 6pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 1pm ET, 10am PT (USA), 10.30pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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