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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Girona

Xavi Hernández has called up 20 players for Sunday’s clash

FC Barcelona v Atletico Madrid - LaLiga EA Sports Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana play a monster La Liga game at home against Girona, and Xavi Hernández has called up the following 20 players for Sunday’s clash:

Goalkeepers: 13. Iñaki Peña, 26. Ander Astralaga, 31. Diego Kochen

Defenders: 2. João Cancelo, 3. Alejandro Balde, 4. Ronald Araujo, 15. Andreas Christensen, 23. Jules Kounde, 33. Pau Cubarsí

Midfielders: 8. Pedri, 18. Oriol Romeu, 20. Sergi Roberto, 21. Frenkie de Jong, 22. Ilkay Gündogan, 32. Fermín López

Forwards: 7. Ferran Torres, 9. Robert Lewandowski, 11. Raphinha, 14. João Félix, 27. Lamine Yamal

Barça continue to be bit by the injury bug time and time again, and the Blaugrana will be without four players for this one as Iñigo Martínez (hamstring), Marcos Alonso (back), Marc-André ter Stegen (back) and Gavi (knee) all miss out due to injury. 16-year-old Barça Atlètic center-back Pau Cubarsí gets the call-up to provide depth at the back, and Diego Kochen is set to be the third goalkeeper for a while with Ter Stegen sidelined for an indefinite period following back surgery.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Peña; Araujo, Kounde, Christensen, Cancelo; Pedri, De Jong, Gündogan; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Félix

The match kicks off at 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Monday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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