Ernesto Valverde announces squad for FC Barcelona v SD Huesca
Jasper Cillessen gets medical clearance and is included in the 18-man squads that entertains the Liga debutants on Sunday at Camp Nou
06:20PM Saturday 01 Sep
FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has named his squad of 18 for Sunday’s 6.30pm CET kick-off at home to Huesca, the first ever Liga meeting between the two ‘blaugrana’ clubs.
The players getting the nod this time are: Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Semedo, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Coutinho, Arthur, Luis Suárez, Messi, Dembélé, Malcom, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Munir, Sergi Roberto, Vidal and Umtiti.
Jasper Cillessen is included after it was declared today that he is fully recovered from an intercostal muscle injury.
That means there are no places for Rafinha or Thomas Vermaelen, in addition to the injured Carles Aleñá, Sergi Samper and Denis Suárez.
Happy birthday Munir
The first team trained for the last time before the game on Saturday evening, where they were joined by Iñaki Peña of Barça B.
The session was preceded by plenty of good wishes for Munir El Haddadi , who is celebrating his 23rd birthday today.