Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez announced the list that he will play against his guest, Athletic Bilbao, scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, at ten in the evening, at the Camp Nou, as part of the twenty-seventh round of the Spanish League “La Liga” for the current season 2021 – 2022.
The list witnessed the return of Dutch striker Memphis Depay, after recovering from the injury he sustained during the confrontation with Real Madrid, in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final last January.
The duo, Gerard Pique and Dani Alves, also returned after their absence in the last round against Valencia, due to the suspension.
Barcelona is in fourth place in the La Liga standings this season with 42 points from 24 matches, while Real Madrid leads with 60 points, and Athletic Bilbao is in eighth place with 37 points.
Barca enters tomorrow’s confrontation with high spirits after qualifying for the round of 16 of the European League, after its big victory over its Italian host, Napoli, last Thursday evening, 4-2, in the second leg of the knockout stage.
Barcelona’s list is as follows:
- Goalkeepers: Ter Stegen, Neto and Arnau Tenas.
- Defenders: Dest, Pique, Jordi Alba, Mingueza, Eric Garcia, Dani Alves and Lenglet.
- Midfield: Busquets, Puig, Pedri, Frenkie de Jong, Nico, Gavi, Ousmane Dembele and Adama Traore.
- Forwards: Braithwaite, Luke de Jong, Ferran Torres, Aubameyang and Memphis Depay.