Barcelona travels to Málaga for a big La Liga game, and Ernesto Valverde has called up 18 players for Saturday’s matchup.
This is the full squad:
Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Jasper Cillessen
Defenders: 3. Gerard Piqué, 18. Jordi Alba, 19. Lucas Digne, 20. Sergi Roberto, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 25. Thomas Vermaelen
Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 11. Philippe Coutinho, 15. Paulinho Bezerra, 21. André Gomes, 22. Aleix Vidal
Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Ousmane Dembélé, 17. Paco Alcácer
Valverde didn’t have a lot to choose from in this one thanks to the injuries to Nélson Semedo and Andrés Iniesta, as well as Denis Suarez. Yerry Mina is the only one left out per the choice of the manager, which is both weird and sad.
Predicted starting XI (4-4-2)
Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Dembélé, Rakitic, Busquets, Coutinho; Messi, Suárez