Barça travel to Eibar for the week 9’s fixture in La Liga and after the international break, Ernesto Valverde’s team will be looking to continue their recent run of victories. For Saturday’s game in Ipurua which kicks off at 1pm CEST, the Barça coach has named the following 22 man squad to travel: Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Todibo, Arthur, Suárez, Messi, Neto, Lenglet, Wague, Griezmann, Jordi Alba, Aleñá, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Vidal, Umtiti, Junior, C. Pérez, Ansu Fati and Arnau Tenas. Junior and Umtiti travel without medical clearance. Dembélé and Piqué are missing through suspension.
On Thursday Ernesto Valverde’s squad trained at the Ciutat Esportiva with two new faces. After international duty both Ansu Fati and Sergio Busquets joined up with the squad with Barça B’s Iñaki Peña and Carles Pérez also taking part. Ivan Rakitic missed the afternoon session with the coach’s permission after completing a training session on his own in the morning.