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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