Ernesto Valverde selects 18 players for the Champions League group stage game
The Champions League returns to the Camp Nou this Tuesday with Barça welcoming Slavia Prague to the Camp Nou. The match takes place at an uncharacteristic kick-off time of 6:55pm CET, and sees the Spanish and Czech league winners from last year go head-to-head for a second time in under a month.
Coach Ernesto Valverde has named the following players in his 18-man squad list:
Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Messi, O. Dembélé, Neto, Lenglet, Griezmann, Jordi Alba, Aleñá, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Vidal, Umtiti, C. Pérez and Ansu Fati. Out for tactical reasons are Todibo, Arthur, M. Wague and Junior, whilst Luis Suárez misses the game through injury.
Umtiti given medical clearance
The squad trained on Monday for the final time before the European fixture, in a session that featured all of the available players on the Tito Vilanova Pitch. Joining the players were colleagues from Barça B -Iñaki Peña and Carles Pérez- and the Under-19s A -Ansu Fati. At the end of the session, defender Samuel Umtiti was given medical clearance and will be fit to play at the Camp Nou.