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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Valencia

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

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana travel to Mestalla for a big La Liga game against Valencia, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 23 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, 8. Miralem Pjanic, 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 only one change to the squad that was picked against Granada as Matheus returns while Konrad De La Fuente goes back to Barça B. Ansu Fati (knee), Philippe Coutinho (knee) and Martin Braithwaite (ankle) continue to miss out through injury.

Predicted starting XI (3-5-2):

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


The match kicks off at 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Monday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.

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