• The Barca club will no longer arrive in time to register the Frenchman before tonight’s game (10 pm – Spanish time/Movistar LaLiga) against Real Sociedad 
  • Pablo Torre is a great novelty and Dest and Abde are left out again

Xavi Hernández already said yesterday that until Sunday morning he would not know if he could take Jules Koundé to Donostia for the LaLiga Santander matchday two matches that FC Barcelona will play tonight (10 pm/Movistar LaLiga) against Real Society. Well, finally, the Barca coach has provided the squad list without the presence of the French central defender since Barca will not have time to register him before tonight. At least the sale of Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang to Chelsea was necessary, which has slowed down, since the free departure of Memphis Depay to Juventus, set back by their latest salary demands, was not enough. 

These last two do appear in the call of 23 players made public by Barca in which the absence of Sergiño Dest is no longer surprising. The American right-back was already left out in the league debut against Rayo Vallecano. In addition, Xavi reiterated yesterday that he “already knows the situation” by ignoring him in a response about the options he has for the right-hand lane of defense and he did mention Ronald Araujo and Sergi Roberto.

The young Cantabrian Pablo Torre (19 years old), with a subsidiary file, will be with the first team in Donostia in his first call in LaLiga Santander although Xavi did not rule out a loan before the end of the summer market. The absence due to the suspension of Sergio Busquets has helped him complete the list of midfielders. Instead, he falls off the Ez Abde list again, in another message to the Moroccan winger to find a team. The dismissals of Samuel Umtiti, with the transfer, agreed with Lecce, and Martin Braithwaite are no longer news.

Barça's squad list for the match against Real Sociedad
Barca’s squad list for the match against Real Sociedad

The return, at dawn from Vitoria

Barça’s travel plan is as follows: departure on a charter flight at 11 am. from El Prat airport and arrival at Hondarribia airport at 12:10 p.m. Once there, you will stay at the NH Collection San Sebastián Aránzazu . After the game, the team will travel by road to Vitoria, from whose airport it plans to leave at 02:15. to land in El Prat at 03:15 h.


Marc ter Stegen
Iñaki Peña
Arnau Tenas DEFENSES
Sergi Roberto  Ronald Araujo Gerrad Piqué Andreas Christensen Eric Garcia Jordi Alba Alejandro Balde Midfielders Miralem Pjanic Frenkie de Jong Pedri González Pablo Páez Gavira ‘Gavi’ Franck Kessie Pablo Torre FORWARDS Robert Lewandowski Ansu Fati Ousmane Dembélé Raphinha Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Memphis Depay Ferran Torres

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