18 man squad expected to face Betis on Sunday

FC Barcelona first team players have had their final workout ahead of the Matchday 20 against Real Betis at the Villamarin Stadium. After the workout, Luis Enrique revealed the 18 players chosen travel to Sevilla to face Betis.

Andre Iniesta, Sergio Busquet and Rafinha who are suffering from injury won’t fly with the rest of the players. Jordi Masip is also sidelined and will not make the 18 man squad for the Catalan club.

Here’s a complete list of 18 players that will face Real Betis in the Matchday 20 game for Barcelona;

Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Alba, Pique, Mascherano, Umtiti, Digne, Aleix Vidal, Sergi Roberto, Mathieu, Andre Gomes, Denis Suarez, Rakitic, Arda, Alcacer, Neymar, Suarez and Messi.

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