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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Almería

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

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana to beautiful Andalusia for an important La Liga game against Almería, and Xavi Hernández has called up the following 20 players for Sunday’s clash:

Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Iñaki Peña, 36. Arnau Tenas

Defenders: 4. Ronald Araujo, 15. Andreas Christensen, 17. Marcos Alonso, 18. Jordi Alba, 23. Jules Kounde, 24. Eric García, 28. Alejandro Balde

Midfielders: 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Gavi, 19. Franck Kessie, 20. Sergi Roberto, 21. Frenkie De Jong, 32. Pablo Torre

Forwards: 9. Robert Lewandowski, 11. Ferran Torres, 22. Raphinha, 38. Angel Alarcón

Barça’s bad run of injuries continues as Ansu Fati has been ruled out for this one with a knee injury, and he joins Pedri (hamstring) and Ousmane Dembélé (thigh) on the injured list. Gavi returns from suspension, and under-19 star Angel Alarcón is back in the squad.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Roberto, Araujo, Christensen, Alba; Kessie, Busquets, Gavi; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Ferran

The match kicks off at 6.30pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 5.30pm GMT (UK), 12.30pm ET, 9.30am PT (USA), 11pm IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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