Barcelona squad to face Real Madrid: the return of 3 injured and the exclusion of 5 players

Barcelona striker Ansu Fati is the new mainstay in the squad’s 24-man squad for the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia, where Real Madrid will face Carlo Ancelotti in the semi-finals next Wednesday.

Ansu Fati, who has left his muscular issues behind, is one of the great news at the start of 2022 and one of the most anticipated pillars of the offensive line. He was injured against Celta Vigo and has missed 11 matches since then.

Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernandez, has also included some new players such as Frenkie de Jong and Ronald Araujo who have not yet obtained the medical clearance.

Xavi also took players from the reserve team, Inaki Peña, Abdelsamad, Gutgla, Baldi and Alvaro Sanz, in addition to Jaffe and Nico. With the exclusion of the injured Braithwaite, Sergi Roberto and Eric Garcia, as well as Ferran Torres and Pedri, because they tested positive for the Corona virus.

The full list that was called up is as follows:

Ter Stegen, Dest, Pique, Araujo, Sergio Busquets, Ricky Puig, Dembele, Dani Alves, Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati, Neto, Lenglet, Luc de Jong, Jordi Alba, Frenkie de Jong, Mingueza, Umtiti, Inaki Peña, Nico, Gutgla, Jaffe, Baldi, Abdessamad, Alvaro Sanz.

This article was translated from the Sport newspaper