NEWS
Saturday September 21 2019
LA LIGA LIVE: GRANADA CF V FC BARCELONA

FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde rotates his side for the trip to Granada CF.

Jordi Alba is ruled out with an thigh injury, meaning a first start for the club for summer signing Junior Firpo, while Ivan Rakitic and Sergi Roberto come into midfield to replace Sergio Busquets and Arthur - who started last weekend's win over Valencia CF, and the Champions League draw at Borussia Dortmund.

Man of the moment Ansu Fati drop to the bench following his goal against Albert Celades' side, with Luis Suarez retaining his starting spot from the Dortmund game - alongside Antoine Griezmann and Carles Perez.

Lionel Messi is again named as a substitute, as he works his way back to full fitness.

Granada CF boss Diego Martinez makes two changes to the side that won 2-0 at Celta Vigo last weekend, with Carlos Neva replacing Quini in defence and Ramon Azeez coming into midfield in place of the injured Fede Vico.

GRANADA CF: Silva, Diaz, German, Duarte, Neva, Azeez, Montoro, Herrera, Puertas, Machis, Soldado

SUBS: Aaron, Gonalons, Martinez, Vadillo, Ismail, Ramos, Fernandez

FC BARCELONA: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Firpo, Roberto, De Jong, Rakitic, Griezmann, Suarez, Perez

SUBS: Neto, Todibo, Melo, Busquets, Vidal, Fati, Messi

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