Xavi Hernández names his players for Thursday's Europa League round of 16 second leg against Galatasaray
Xavi Hernández has named the squad that he’ll be taking to Istanbul for the second leg of the Europa League round of 16 meeting with Galatasaray, where there’s a job to be done after the Turks managed to hold out for a 0-0 draw at Camp Nou.
The chosen players are as follows: Ter Stegen, Dest, Piqué, R. Araujo, Sergio, Riqui Puig, O. Dembélé, Memphis, Adama, Braithwaite, Neto, Lenglet, Pedri, L. De Jong, Jordi Alba, Ferran, F. De Jong, O. Mingueza, Eric, Aubameyang, Nico, Gavi and Arnau Tenas.
That means no places for the injured Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti, while Dani Alves also sits this one out due to his ineligibility for the competition.
The team departs for Istanbul on Wednesday morning, where they will have a training session and where Xavi Hernández plus striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be giving an official pre-match press conference.