FC Barcelona announced the squad list for the first pre-season match of the season against Nastic de Tarragona (friendly) today. The game will be played at 19.00pm CET.
Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal are not included as they are close to a departure from the club.
Pjanić and Todibo have just recovered from COVID-19 and don’t make the list either, while Ansu Fati and Ter Stegen are injured.
Many Barça B players, such as Konrad and Ilaix Moriba, will get an opportunity to play alongside senior players and prove themselves.
The full squad list consists of:
Neto, Inaki Pena, Arnau Tenas, Semedo, Piqué, Busquets, Griezmann, Messi, Dembélé, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Braithwaite, Roberto, Frenkie De Jong, Junior Firpo, Coutinho, Alena, Trincao, Pedri, Riqui Puig, Araujo, Cuenca, Miranda, Konrad, Ilaix Moriba
❗Official — Squad list to face Nastic.— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) September 12, 2020
Vidal and Suarez are not available. pic.twitter.com/3wVg8rytPI
Ronald Koeman is expected to use two different teams in each halves of the game. The manager is satisfied with the team so far: “They’ve shown intensity; you play how you train.”
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