FC Barcelona: the squad for the derby against Espanyol

After the excellent 4-1 away win at Villarreal, Quique Setién's team face an Espanyol side now coached by Rufete. Barça's city rivals come into the game bottom of the table after two consecutive defeats. For the game at Camp Nou on Wednesday at 10pm CEST, the blaugrana coach has named the same 23 man squad as for the visit to the Estadio de la Cerámica on Sunday. The list is as follows: 

Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Arthur, Suárez, Messi, Neto, Lenglet, Griezmann, Jordi Alba, Braithwaite, S. Roberto, Vidal, Iñaki Peña, Riqui Puig, Collado, Ansu Fati, R. Araujo, Morer, Monchu i J. Cuenca. Missing due to injury are Queden Dembélé, De Jong, Umtiti and Junior.

Final session at the Ciutat Esportiva

On Tuesday the team trained for the final time ahead of the game with Espanyol on a cooler morning in the city of Barcelona. The session saw all of the available players take part at the Ciutat Esportiva with Frenkie de Jong completing part of the session with the squad whilst Junior trained alone. The defender is still troubled by a hip injury and will miss the visit of Espanyol with his availability depending on his recovery. 

Source: FC Barcelona

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