Barcelona name strong squad for Catalan Derby against Espanyol
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Barcelona name strong squad for Catalan Derby against Espanyol

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.