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Five Barça B players are registered for the Champions League

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Ronald Koeman has named his squad that will fight for the Champions League this season. The team is composed of 24 first-team players mixed with five Barça B players who’ll have the chance to taste some minutes in the group stage against weaker opponents such as Ferencvàrosi or Dinamo Kyiv, granted the Culés secure qualification before.

The five youngsters registered are Konrad de la Fuente, Iñaki Peña, Arnau Tenas, Oscar Mingueza, and Ilaix Moriba. While Peña and Tenas will be the third goalkeepers in the squad and called upon whenever needed, the other three inclusions are more exciting. In fact, Ilaix Moriba’s and Konrad de la Fuente’s inclusions seem almost normal as they have been two of the most hotly-tipped youngsters at the Mini Estadi.

In Mingueza’s case, he comes in as an emergency central defender due to the shortage of centre-backs at the club right now. After Ronald Araujo’s superb rise to the t-team status, seeing another Barça B regular getting his chance, this time in Europe’s premier competition would be lovely to see for any Culé.

Source: Barcelona’s official website

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