Ousmane Dembele misses Granada CF clash

Ousmane Dembele will miss FC Barcelona's clash with Granada CF tonight due to a thigh injury.

The French international has returned to training, after missing the last three La Liga games with the problem, however the club's medical staff have advised manager Ernesto Valverde that he is not yet ready to return to action.

Moussa Wague and Carles Alena have been omitted from the squad by Valverde, with forward pair Carles Perez and Ansu Fati both included again, but Jordi Alba is out injured.

Lionel Messi could make his first start of the season, after coming off the bench in the midweek 0-0 Champions League draw at Borussia Dortmund.

FC BARCELONA SQUAD V GRANADA CF

GOALKEEPERS: Marc Ter Stegen,Neto

DEFENDERS: Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Jean-Clair Todibo

MIDFIELDERS: Ivan Rakitic, Arthur Melo, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie De Jong, Arturo Vidal

FORWARDS:Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann, Ansu Fati, Carles Perez

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