Barca Squad List vs Rayo Vallecano: Xavi Hernandez removed star player from the squad as a message to leave the club.
Barcelona will play Rayo Vallecano tonight in the opening game of the La Liga season. 23 players make up the official squad that Xavi has chosen for the match.
Sergino Dest is not initially a member of the team. His future has been questioned in light of rumors that link him to Manchester United. Additionally, Gerard Romero asserted yesterday that Barcelona would soon sell a player “with an average salary.”
Raphinha, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, and Robert Lewandowski have all registered and are on the roster. Jules Kounde is absent, but Ousmane Dembele does. The Frenchman is still working on his fitness but will be signed up for the following game.
Martin Braithwaite and Samuel Umtiti have been asked to leave the team, so they are unlikely to play for the Catalans. They are also not on the roster for tonight’s match.
Alejandro Balde, Inaki Pena, Gavi, and Arnau Tenas are all youth team players who make the season’s first squad list.
Goalkeepers: ter Stegen, Pena, Tenas
Defenders: Pique, Araujo, Christensen, Alba, Roberto, Garcia, Balde
Midfielders: Busquets, Pedri, Pjanic, Kessie, de Jong, Gavi
Forwards: Dembele, Lewandowski, Fati, Torres, Memphis, Aubameyang, Raphinha