FC Barcelona announce their squad for La Liga match against Eibar
Barcelona’s next match is upon us! the Blaugrana trip to the Basque Country for the last match of the season in Eibar on the 38th day of the league, and Ronald Koeman called up the following 21 players for Saturday’s clash:
Goalkeepers: 13. Neto, 26, Iñaki Peña, 36. Arnau Tenas
Defenders: 2. Sergiño Dest, 3. Gerard Piqué, 4. Ronald Araujo, 18. Jordi Alba, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Junior Firpo, 28. Óscar Mingueza
Midfielders: 5. Sergio Busquets, 8. Miralem Pjanic, 12. Riqui Puig, 19. Matheus Fernandes, 21. Frenkie De Jong, 27. Ilaix Moriba
Attackers: 7. Antoine Griezmann, 9. Martin Braithwaite, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Francisco Trincão, 29. Konrad De La Fuente
There are a lot of players missing for the last game of the season, including Lionel Messi who was cleared to miss the last training session on Friday and will not be traveling for the game as he will have an early vacation before the Copa America. Pedri is also absent for the same reason he gave a deserved rest for the Euros, Clément Lenglet is suspended, and Marc-André ter Stegen (knee), Sergi Roberto (thigh), Ansu Fati (knee) and Philippe Coutinho ( knee) all miss by injury. The only good news is the return of Frenkie De Jong from suspension.
Predicted starting XI (3-5-2):
Neto; Araujo, Piqué, Umtiti; Dest, De Jong, Busquets, Puig, Alba; Dembélé, Griezmann
The match will start at 6 p.m. CET (Barcelona), 5 p.m. BST / WAT (UK & Nigeria), 12 p.m. ET, 9 a.m. PT (USA), 9:30 p.m. IST (India), and you can join us in following and commenting throughout. ‘action.
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