Luis Suárez with the Joan Gamper trophy

Luis Suárez will be appearing in his first Joan Gamper Trophy / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Masip with the Joan Gamper trophy

Masip will be appearing in his first Joan Gamper Trophy / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Jérémy Mathieu with the Joan Gamper trophy

Jérémy Mathieu will be appearing in his first Joan Gamper Trophy / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Bravo with the Joan Gamper trophy

Bravo will be appearing in his first Joan Gamper Trophy / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Rakitic with the Joan Gamper trophy

Rakitic will be appearing in his first Joan Gamper Trophy / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Six first team players could be appearing for the first time in the Joan Gamper Trophy on Monday night. It’s going to be a new experience for all of Jordi Masip, Claudio Bravo, Jérémy Mathieu, Rafinha, Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suárez. And for the Uruguayan striker, the game will be his first since the CAS announced its verdict last Thursday that he can train with his new team and also appear in unofficial matches.

Gerard Deulofeu will miss out following the agreement for him to go on loan for a season at Sevilla CF. In any case, it would not have been his first Gamper for in 2012, when he was still a Barça B player, he started the game against Sampdoria, which the Italians won 1-0.

Ter Stegen, absent

German keeper Marc-André ter Stegen will be watching from the side-lines after suffering a minor fracture in his lower back. And another new signing, Thomas Vermaelen, has yet to start training with the squad. The Belgian is still not fully recovered from hamstring injury sustained at the World Cup and has been doing physiotherapy for the last few days.