Quique Setien’s first game as Barcelona manager is finally here! The champions play Granada at Camp Nou on Sunday and the new boss has called up the following 18 players for the game and yes Riqui Puig is included:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-Andre ter Stegen 13. Neto
Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 15. Clément Lenget, 18. Jordi Alba, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Junior Firpo
Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 8. Arthur, 20. Sergi Roberto, 22. Arturo Vidal, 28, Riqui Puig
Forwards: 10. Lionel Messi, 17. Antoine Griezmann, 27. Carles Pérez, 31. Ansu Fati
Goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen and Arthur have both returned from injury and make the squad, but of course Barca are without injured duo Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele. Riqui Puig has been included in the squad as expected and will be hoping for his first La La minutes of the season, while Ansu Fati could start in attack in place of Suarez.
Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Vidal, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Griezmann, Fati
The match kicks off at 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm EST, 12pm PST (USA), 1:30am (Mon) IST (India), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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