The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana travel to the Basque Country for a huge La Liga game against Real Sociedad, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 22 players for Sunday’s clash:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto, 36. Arnau Tenas
Defenders: 2. Sergiño Dest, 4. Ronald Araujo, 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
Koeman has a rare chance to call up the same squad for consecutive matches thanks to no fresh injury issues, and despite being out for this one Sergi Roberto is back in training and certain to feature after the international break. Still missing through injury though are Ansu Fati (knee), Gerard Piqué (knee) and Philippe Coutinho (knee).
Predicted starting XI (3-5-2):
Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Araujo, Lenglet; Dest, De Jong, Busquet, Pedri, Alba; Messi, Dembélé
The match kicks off at 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 4pm ET, 1pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Monday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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