Barcelona name squad for Elche clash
New La Liga matchday and Barca are preparing to embark on the journey. Elche await them at the Martínez Valero.
Leo Messi won't be available for the match. The player was shown a straight red card in the Spanish Super Cup and was banned for two matches. He served one in the cup against Cornellà, this will be his second. Piqué, Coutinho, Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto aren't on the list either.
But they're not all absences. Luckily Koeman recovers Dest for the cause. The player now has the medical all-clear. The muscle discomfort that has kept him in doubt until the last minute is finally behind him and he will play if the manager sees fit.
This is the full squad: Ter Stegen, Dest, Araujo, Busquets, Griezmann, Pjanic, Braithwaite, Dembélé, Riqui Puig, Neto, Lenglet, Pedri, Trincao, Jordi Alba, Matheus, De Jong, Umtiti, Junior, Mingueza, Konrad, Arnau Tenas.