Coutinho back in squad for Atlético v FC Barcelona
The Brazilian is fit again and in the 21 man squad for the return to action against Atlético Madrid following the international break
la Liga returns as a marathon of 10 matches in 39 days for Barça begins with a trip to the Wanda Metropolitano to take on Atlético Madrid on Saturday, kick off 9.00pm CET. For the clash against Diego Simeone's unbeaten in La Liga team, blaugrana boss Ronald Koeman has named a 21 man squad with Philippe Coutinho back in the squad after having made a full recovery to a hamstring injury.
The full list is: Ter Stegen, Dest, Piqué, Aleñá, Griezmann, Pjanic, Braithwaite, Messi, O. Dembélé, Riqui Puig, Neto, Coutinho, Lenglet, Pedri, Trincao, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Junior, O. Mingueza and Arnau Tenas. Out through injury are R. Araujo, Sergio, Ansu Fati and Umtiti.
Final session in Barcelona
On Friday the squad trained for the final time at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper ahead of the trip to Atlético. All the available players took part with goalkeeper Neto doing specific work.