Ernesto Valverde makes wholesale changes for Celta Vigo clash

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has made a host of changes to his matchday squad for the trip to Celta Vigo later tonight. 

Then former Athletic Bilbao boss will rest the majority of players that started in their Champions League first leg win at home to Liverpool last week – as he looks to keep them fresh for the return fixture at Anfield next week.

Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Marc Ter Stegen have been omitted from the squad completely, with Valverde offering his fringe players a chance to impress after securing their La Liga title last weekend. 


GOALKEEPERS: Jasper Cillessen, Inaki Pena

DEFENDERS: Nelson Semedo, Jean-Clair Todino, Jeison Murillo, Samuel Umtiti, Thomas Vermaelen, Clement Lenglet, Moussa Wague

MIDFIELDERS: Philippe Coutinho, Alex Collado, Arthur Melo, Carles Alena, Arturo Vidal, Riqui Puig, 

FORWARDS: Ousmane Dembele, Malcom, Kevin-Prince Boateng

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