One of the most anticipated moments of the season is upon us. The League returns this Sunday with El Clásico played at 4.15pm CET at the Camp Nou, and Ernesto Valverde has provided the list of 19 players called up for FC Barcelona - Real Madrid.
Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Denis Suárez, Coutinho, Arthur, Suárez, O. Dembélé, Rafinha, Cillessen, Malcom, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Munir, S. Roberto, Vidal and Chumi have been chosen by the coach, with Samper and Aleñá left out and Messi, Umtiti and Vermaelen missing through injury.
This Saturday the team trained for the last time before the game against Los Blancos. The session, in the rain on the Tito Vilanova pitch, included all of the available first team players plus Chumi from Barça B. The new La Liga winter ball was used, and it will be premiered in the game on Sunday.