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Ronald Koeman has called up 23 players for Saturday’s big game

Villarreal CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana play the biggest game of the season against Atlético Madrid at Camp Nou, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 23 players for Saturday’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, 9. Martin Braithwaite, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Francisco Trincão


There’s some good news for this one as Braithwaite returns from a month-long absence with an ankle injury, and he comes back for a crucial game to bolster the attack. Philippe Coutinho (knee) and Ansu Fati (knee) are out for the season, and Matheus Fernandes will watch from the stands per the manager’s decision.

Predicted starting XI (3-5-2):

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