The squad for Bilbao
Ernesto Valverde has called up 19 players to play the first match of the league season at San Mamés (9.00pm CEST)
The season begins with three points at stake in Bilbao on the first day of the 2019/20 league campaign. Barça will play against Athletic Club at San Mamés stadium (9.00pm CEST), and Ernesto Valverde called up 19 players on Thursday for the match.
They are: Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Coutinho, Suárez, O. Dembélé, Rafinha, Lenglet, Griezmann, Jordi Alba, Aleñá, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Umtiti, Junior, Iñaki Peña and C. Pérez.
Todibo, Arthur, M. Wague and Vidal have been left out by the coach, with Lionel Messi and Neto injured and unavailable for selection.
This Thursday the team trained on the Tito Vilanova pitch at the Ciutat Esportiva for the last time before the match. The session included all of the first team players available as well as Iñaki Peña, Riqui Puig, C. Pérez and Abel Ruiz from Barça B and Tenas from the U19A side.