FC Barcelona has announced their squad list to take on Celta Vigo in La Liga matchday 2. The game will be played away at the Balaidos stadium.
❗Official — The squad list to face Celta Vigo on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/t6NAAawQEg— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) September 30, 2020
Junior Firpo, Samuel Umtiti, and Ter Stegen are not included due to their injuries, while Rafinha is left out due to a technical decision.
Barça B talent Riqui Puig is included in the squad list as well, but whether Koeman will give him minutes remains unknown.
Ronald Koeman is expected to start with his same line-up as he did against Villarreal, which proved to open the game easily in the first-half, scoring 4 goals.
Ten Barça attackers are nominated for the Ballon d’Or Dream Team
The renowned magazine France Football has brought the nominees for the attacking positions for the Ballon d’Or Dream Team lineup to light. The line-up is structured as a 3-4-3, with left-wing, centre-forward, and right-wing positions in the attack. Of the 30 nominees for the offensive positions, ten players have had the opportunity to defend the Blaugranas colours.
List of the ten Barça attackers that are nominated for the Ballon d’Or Dream Team
- Rivaldo. Left-wing. 1989-2015.
- Thierry Henry. Left-wing. 1994-2014.
- Histro Stoichkov. Left-wing. 1982-2003.
- Ronaldinho. Left-wing. 1998-2015.
- Johan Cruyff. Centre-forward. 1964-1984.
- Romário. Centre-forward. 1985-2009.
- Ronaldo Nazario. 1993-2011.
- Samuel Eto’o. Right-wing. 1997-2019.
- Lionel Messi. Right-wing. 2003-2020.
- Luis Figo. Right-wing. 1990-2009.
Without a doubt, each of the players on the list has played an important role with different stories in the history of FC Barcelona, and all the nominees deserve a place in the team. However, it will be nearly impossible to have a front-three of Barça’s players due to the great competition in each position.
Even though France Football is recognizing the greatness of the aforementioned legends, the magazine has lost huge credibility for Culés, with players like Luis Suárez, Dani Alves, Carles Puyol, and Gerard Piqué failing to receive a nomination for the ‘Dream Team’.
Source: France Football