Messi makes El Clasico squad but Dembele out

Ernesto Valverde has revealed the 19 play­ers that will face Real Madrid in today’s Copa del Rey semi-final game and Mes­si is among but Dem­bele did not make the list. Although it is not cer­tain if the Argen­tine will start the game.

Lionel Mes­si picked up a minor injury in the 2–2 draw match again Valen­cia dur­ing the week­end. He also resumed train­ing with his team­mates ahead of El Cla­si­co match. But for Dem­bele, who was also injured two weeks ago. The French­man has resumed train­ing with his team­mates but is not fit to get back on the pitch.

Here’s a com­plete list of play­ers expect­ed to face Real Madrid; Ter Ste­gen, Ina­ki Pena, Lenglet, Pique, Alba, Muril­lo, Ver­mae­len, Ser­gi Rober­to, Seme­do, Bus­quet, Ale­na, Vidal, Rakitic, Arthur, Coutin­ho, Suarez, Mes­si, Mal­com and Boateng.

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