After the last training session before ahead of the face of against Athletic Bilbao, Luis Enrique revealed his 18 man squad that will face The Lions on Sunday. The training session was attended by all available first team players as well as Barca B’s Marlon, Camara and Gumbau.
The Saturday’s training session was the second one for Jasper Cillessen but is not included in the squad. Iniesta and Mathieu also did not make it as a result of injury they got in the last encounter with Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup. Also Neymar who is in Brazil still recovering from the Olympic event.
Mascherano and Ter Stegen who just recovered from injury was included in the list as well as Andre Gomes who was out on last week’s game as a result of suspension card he got from last season’s game against Betis. Rafinha who just returned from the Olympic game also made the list.
Here’s a complete list of players to face Athletic BilBao:
Masip, Ter Stegen, Pique, Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Umtiti, Sergi Roberto, Digne, Aleix Vidal, Rafinha, Andre Gomes, Denis Suarez, Rakitic, Munir, Messi, Suarez, Busquet and Arda.