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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Real Sociedad

Ronald Koeman has called up 23 players for the season opener

Memphis Depay of FC Barcelona looks on during the pre-season... Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana open their season with a tough game against Real Sociedad at Camp Nou, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 23 players for Matchday 1 of La Liga:

Goalkeepers: 13. Neto, 26. Iñaki Peña, 36. Arnau Tenas

Defenders: 2. Sergiño Dest, 3. Gerard Piqué, 4. Ronald Araujo, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 22. Emerson Royal, 24. Eric García, 31. Alejandro Balde

Midfielders: 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Riqui Puig, 16. Pedri, 20. Sergi Roberto, 21. Frenkie De Jong, 27. Yusuf Demir, 28. Nico González, 30. Gavi

Forwards: 7. Antoine Griezmann, 9. Memphis Depay, 12. Martin Braithwaite, 14. Rey Manaj

The big news here is that new signings Memphis and García are available after being registered with La Liga on Saturday, and other good news include the return from injury of De Jong and Gavi. Marc-André ter Stegen (knee), Sergio Agüero (calf), Ousmane Dembélé (knee), Philippe Coutinho (knee) and Ansu Fati (knee) all miss out due to injury.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Neto; Dest, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, Busquets, Demir; Griezmann, Braithwaite, Memphis

The match kicks off at 8pm CET (Barcelona), 7pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 2pm ET, 11am PT (USA), 11.30pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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