FC Barcelona will face Real Valladolid in the second match of the League season, and the game will be played this Saturday, August 25, at 10.15pm CEST.
Ernesto Valverde has called up the following 18 players: Ter Stegen, Ezkieta, N.Semedo, Piqué, I.Rakitic, Sergio, Coutinho, Arthur, Suárez, Messi, Dembélé, Malcom, Lenglet, Jordi Alba , S.Roberto, Vidal and Umtiti.
Rafinha, Paco Alcácer, Munir and Vermaelen have been left out, whilst Aleñá, Denis Suárez, Samper and Cillessen are injured.
This Friday evening the team, including Barça B’s Jokin Ezkieta, trained on pitch seven of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, in a session that was open to the media during the first 15 minutes. Valverde and his technical staff took the opportunity to go through the final preparations for a duel that will see the return of Messi and Barça to a stadium they’ve not visited since 2014.