After the last training session before tomorrow’s clash, FC Barcelona has announced the squad list to face Getafe in La Liga 2020/21 matchday 4.
Ter Stegen, Alba, and Umtiti are out due to injury, while Junior Firpo, Pjanić, and Trincão are included.
The full list consists of: Dest, Piqué, Araujo, Busquets, Alena, Griezmann, Pjanic, Braithwaite, Messi, Dembélé, Riqui Puig, Neto, Coutinho, Lenglet, Pedri, Trincao, Roberto, De Jong, Ansu Fati, Junior Firpo, Inaki Pena, Mingueza, Arnau Tenas
❗Official — The squad list to take on Getafe. pic.twitter.com/wcdSvrdHLI— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) October 16, 2020
Ronald Koeman is expected to start with a different line-up tomorrow, especially because of the fact that his players need some rest after having minutes during international duty, and a tight schedule is upcoming.
Players to watch tomorrow are Griezmann and Dembélé, both still trying to prove Koeman what they are capable of.
Source: FC Barcelona
Ronaldo to miss Barcelona clash after testing positive for COVID-19 again
As per a report published by Correio da Manhā and relayed by Marca, Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Coronavirus for the second time and as a result, will miss the clash against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.
Ronaldo had tested for the virus earlier this month during the International break in the build-up to the game against Sweden but had enough time to complete isolation and return in time to face Barcelona as part of the second matchday of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League.
Juventus have already taken on the field twice in the absence of the 35-year-old, drawing the game 1-1 against Crotone, while registering a 2-0 win against Dynamo Kiev for their Champions League opener on Tuesday.
However, the report states that the viral load shows very fewer values, and Juventus will use this as a plea to send to UEFA, in an attempt to allow a test 48 hours before the game. The game, while a clash of two European supergiants, will a lose a lot of glimmer in the absence of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. It would have been the first time that Lionel Messi and Ronaldo came across each other since May 2018.