Luis Enrique had revealed his 18 players that will both play and sit on the bench at El Madrigal, the home ground of Villarreal. FC Barcelona is now hoping to close down the six points gap between them and Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga Matchday 17.
The only injured player Jasper Cillessen was left out of the squad. Also, Rakitic, Mathieu and Aleix Vidal did not make the squad which is because of the personal decision of the coach. It’s not surprise that they were all left out because they’ve not being of very great impact in recent games except Rakitic. It’s only a surprise to fans that Luis Enrique choose to leave the Croat behind even though he’s very fit.
Here’s a complete list of Barcelona’s eighteen man squad expected to face Villarreal at El Madrigal;
Masip, Ter Stegen, Digne, Umtiti, Mascherano, Pique, Alba, Sergi Roberto, Denis Suarez, Busquet, Iniesta, Arda, Rafinha, Andre Gomes, Alcacer, Messi, Neymar and Suarez.