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Ronald Koeman has called up 22 players for Sunday’s game

ESP: Real Madrid-FC Barcelona La Liga Santander. Photo by Ruben Albarran / Pressinphoto / Icon Sport

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana travel to Villarreal for a huge La Liga game, 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, 3. Gerard Piqué, 4. Ronald Araujo, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 20. Sergi Roberto, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Junior Firpo, 28. Óscar Mingueza

Midfielders: 5. Sergio Busquets, 12. Riqui Puig, 16. Pedri, 19. Matheus Fernandes, 21. Frenkie De Jong, 27. Ilaix Moriba

Forwards: 7. Antoine Griezmann, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Francisco Trincão


There’s some good news in the injury front for this one as Ousmane Dembélé is back in the squad after missing the Getafe match with a groin issue. Backup goalkeeper Neto also returns from an ankle injury, but Miralem Pjanic is out with a knee problem. Martin Braithwaite (ankle), Philippe Coutinho (knee) and Ansu Fati (knee) also miss out due to injury.

Predicted starting XI (3-4-3):

Ter Stegen; Araujo, Piqué, Lenglet; Dest, De Jong, Pedri, Alba; Messi, Dembélé, Griezmann


The match kicks off at 4.15pm CET (Barcelona), 3.15pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 10.15am ET, 7.15am PT (USA), 7.45pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.

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