The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana are back in action in La Liga with a home game against Elche, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 22 players for Wednesday’s 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, 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, 29. Konrad De La Fuente
Thanks to another game without any fresh injury concerns, Koeman is able to call up the same squad for three consecutive matches which has been rare this season, with the addition of Konrad for this one as well. Ansu Fati (knee), Philippe Coutinho (knee), Sergi Roberto (thigh) and Ronald Araujo (ankle) miss out through injury, with Araujo the closest of those four to make a return.
Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Pjanic, De Jong, Puig; Trincão, Messi, Braithwaite
The match kicks off at 7pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 6pm GMT (UK), 1pm ET, 10pm PT (USA), 11.30pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
VISCA EL BARÇA!