The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana welcome Paris Saint-Germain to Camp Nou for a massive Champions League Round of 16 first leg, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 21 players for Tuesday’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, 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, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Francisco Trincão
The big news is the return of Gerard Piqué, who took part in training over the last several days and proved he is fit enough to make a big comeback for the Barça defense after missing three months with a knee injury. Martin Braithwaite is also back from a groin injury, but Barça will still be missing Ansu Fati (knee), Philippe Coutinho (knee), Sergi Roberto (thigh) and Ronald Araujo (ankle).
Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Dest, Mingueza, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, 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, Wednesday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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