|Messi, Suárez, Neymar and Piqué in training ahead of Celtic UCL game | Image: FCB|
After a disappointing 0-0 draw at home to Malaga over the weekend, Barça look to redeem themselves as they return to action on Wednesday night to take on Scottish Champions Celtic in their UEFA Champions League group C clash in Glasgow.
The Catalans saw off Brendan Rodgers’ men 7-0 in the first leg with Lionel Messi scoring a hat-trick. The Argentine forward missed Barça’s game against Málaga on Saturday through illness but is now fit and has received the medical greenlight, hence, is part of the squad that will travel to Glasgow.
Luis Enrique named 20 players in the squad, and joining Lionel Messi in the returnee list is Striker Luis Suárez who missed the Málaga game through suspension.
Defender Jérémy Mathieu is still out through an injury and has been replaced in the squad by Barça B defender Marlon Santos who will wear the number 33 shirt as Samuel Umtiti is still out injured. Andrés Iniesta is still out injured and didn’t make the squad. Aleix Vidal got a call up while Jordi Masip joins Ter Stegen and Jasper Cillessen as goalkeepers called for the game.
FC BARCELONA SQUAD VS CELTIC
Goalkeepers: Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen, Jordi Masip;
Defenders: Aleix Vidal, Sergi Roberto, Gérard Piqué, Javier Mascherano, Marlon Santos, Lucas Digne, Jordi Alba;
Midfielders: Iván Rakitic, André Gomes, Sergio Busquets, Arda Turan, Denis Suarez, Rafinha Alcántara;
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Luís Suárez, Neymar, Paco Alcácer.