Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde has named a strong squad that is set to take on Espanyol in the Catalan Derby slated for an 11 PM (EAT) kick-off at the RCDE Stadium.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Ousmane Dembele and Arthur Melo will miss the clash due to injuries with Ter Stegen being the biggest blow.
17-year-old Ansu Fati has been drafted into the squad with South American trio of Arturo Vidal, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez also being included.
Barcelona squad to face Espanyol
Goalkeepers: Neto, Inaki Pena.
Defenders: Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo.
Midfielders: Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Arturo Vidal.
Forwards: Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Carles Perez, Ansu Fati.
The Derby Squad— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 4, 2020
2. N. Semedo
4. I. Rakitic
18. Jordi Alba
20. S. Roberto
21. F. de Jong
26. Iñaki Peña
27. C. Pérez
31. Ansu Fati