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Barcelona announce squad for Champions League debut against Juventus

Ernesto Valverde has called up 18 players for the first European night of the season

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana make their UEFA Champions League season debut at home to Juventus, and Ernesto Valverde has called up 18 players to be in uniform on Tuesday night.

This is the full squad:

Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Jasper Cillessen

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 14. Javier Mascherano, 18. Jordi Alba, 23. Samuel Umtiti

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Denis Suarez, 8. Andrés Iniesta, 15. Paulinho Bezerra, 20. Sergi Roberto, 21. André Gomes

Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 16. Gerard Deulofeu

Paco Alcácer is not part of the list due to an ilness and is replaced by Denis Suarez. Sergi Roberto is back from a minor knee problem and replaces Lucas Digne, which means Sergi will cover both in midfield and at full-back. Arda Turan and Rafinha Alcântara miss out through injury, while Thomas Vermaelen, Aleix Vidal and Digne are out per Valverde's decision.

Predicted starting lineup (4-3-1-2):

Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi; Deulofeu, Suárez

The match kicks off on Tuesday at 8:45pm CET / 7:45pm BST (UK) / 2:45pm ET, 11:45am PT (USA) / 12:15am IST (India, Wednesday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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