Barcelona call-up 19 players for Arsenal game

Barcelona, Feb 22 (IANS) Spanish football giants Barcelona will be travelling to London on Monday with 19 players for the first leg of the Champions League’s knockout stage against Arsenal next Tuesday at the Emirates Stadium.

However, Turkish attacking midfielder Arda Turan missed the call-up due to suspension. The ‘Blaugrana’ will increase their no-loss streak to 33 games if they win the clash, reports Efe.

Coach Luis Enrique summoned 19 players for the match and ruled out Turan, who is penalised with suspension from the last season when he was still a player at Atletico Madrid.

Furthermore, Rafinha will miss the game due to injury while Douglas, Sandro and Marc Bartra were ruled out for technical reasons.

The squad: Ter Stegen, Bravo, Jordi Masip, Pique, Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Dani Alves, Iniesta, Suarez, Messi, Neymar, Mascherano, Munir El Haddadi, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Adriano, Aleix Vidal, Vermaelen and Mathieu.

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