The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana are back home for an important La Liga game against Granada at Camp Nou, and Ronald Koeman has called up the following 20 players for Monday night’s clash:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto, 26. Iñaki Peña
Defenders: 2. Sergiño Dest, 3. Gerard Piqué, 4. Ronald Araujo, 15. Clément Lenglet, 22. Óscar Mingueza, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Eric García, 31. Alejandro Balde
Midfielders: 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Riqui Puig, 11. Yusuf Demir, 14. Philippe Coutinho, 20. Sergi Roberto, 21. Frenkie De Jong, 30. Gavi
Forwards: 9. Memphis Depay, 17. Luuk De Jong
The past week was a brutal one in terms of injury news, with Pedri (thigh, 2-4 weeks), Jordi Alba (hamstring, 3-4 weeks) and Martin Braithwaite (knee, 3-4 months) all entering the injured list and joining Ousmane Dembélé (knee, 4-6 weeks) and Sergio Agüero (calf, 4-6 weeks) in the group of absentees for this one. Ansu Fati (fitness) is also out, but the phenom will be ready to return sometime this week.
Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Dest, Piqué, Araujo, Balde; Roberto, Busquets, De Jong; Coutinho, L. De Jong, Memphis
The match kicks off at 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Tuesday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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