The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana are in France for the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain with PSG carrying a 4-1 advantage from the first leg, 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, 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, 27. Ilaix Moriba
Forwards: 7. Antoine Griezmann, 9. Martin Braithwaite, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Francisco Trincão, 29. Konrad De La Fuente
There’s some bad news on the injury front for Barça as Ronald Araujo was unable to recover from an ankle problem and misses out on this one, which is bad news for a Barça defense that struggled in the first leg. Also out due to injury are Gerard Piqué (knee), Sergi Roberto (thigh), Ansu Fati (knee) and Philippe Coutinho (knee).
Predicted starting XI (3-5-2):
Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Lenglet, Umtiti; Dest, De Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Alba; Messi, Dembélé
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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