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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Granada

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Ronald Koeman has called up 23 players for Thursday’s match

Villarreal CF v FC Barcelona - LaLiga Santander Photo by Jose Miguel Fernandez/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana welcome Granada to Camp Nou with a chance to go top of the table in La Liga, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 23 players for Thursday’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, 8. Miralem Pjanic, 12. Riqui Puig, 16. Pedri, 21. Frenkie De Jong, 27. Ilaix Moriba

Forwards: 7. Antoine Griezmann, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Francisco Trincão, 29. Konrad De La Fuente

There’s some good news in the injury front as Pjanic returns after missing 10 days with a knee injury, but Martin Braithwaite is yet to recover from his ankle issue and is out again. Ansu Fati (knee) and Philippe Coutinho (knee) continue to be out through injury, while Matheus Fernandes will watch from the stands per the manager’s decision.

Predicted starting XI (3-5-2):

Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Piqué, Lenglet; Dest, Roberto, Busquets, De Jong, Alba; Messi, Griezmann

The match kicks off at 7pm CET (Barcelona), 6pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 1pm ET, 10am PT (USA), 10.30pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.