Barcelona introduce new blood in the Champions League


BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 31: Vitor Roque of FC Barcelona celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the LaLiga EA Sports match between FC Barcelona and CA Osasuna at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on January 31, 2024 in Barcelona, Spain.
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FC Barcelona have played more than half of the current season, and are now in the decisive phase of the 2023-24 season. The Catalans can hope to win the two major trophies this year, as they are still in contention for La Liga and Champions League.

The club has definitely improved its results in this latter tournament, as Xavi was able to guide his team to the knock-out rounds of the Champions League after the Blaugranes failed to advance from the group stage in the last two editions of the premier European tournament.

Now, Barcelona have a match against Napoli awaiting them in the Round of 16 of this competition. The club has made some changes in their squad for the second part of this competition, and three more players have been added, Vitor Roque, Unai Hernandez, and Pau Victor. The total number of players in the squad has gone up to 39 now.

Meanwhile, Fermin Lopez, who has gotten into the first team and switched to number 16 in La Liga, will retain his number 32 in the Champions League. This also happened with Gavi in the last season. The full squad announced by Barcelona for the Champions League knock-out stage is as follows:

  • 1. Ter Stegen
  • 2. Joâo Cancelo
  • 3. Alejandro Balde
  • 4. Ronald Araujo
  • 5. Iñigo Martínez
  • 6. Gavi
  • 7. Ferran Torres
  • 8. Pedri
  • 9. Robert Lewandowski
  • 11. Raphinha
  • 13. Iñaki Peña
  • 14. Joâo Félix
  • 15. Andreas Christensen
  • 17. Marcos Alonso
  • 18. Oriol Romeu
  • 19. Vitor Roque
  • 20. Sergi Roberto
  • 21. Frenkie de Jong
  • 22. Ilkay Gündoğan
  • 23. Jules Kounde
  • 26. Ander Astralaga (B)
  • 27. Lamine Yamal (B)
  • 29. Ángel Alarcón (B)
  • 30. Marc Casadó (B)
  • 31. Diego Kochen (B)
  • 32. Fermín López (B)
  • 33. Pau Cubarsí (B)
  • 34. Aleix Garrido (B)
  • 35. Unai Hernández (B)
  • 36. Áron Yaakobishvili (B)
  • 37. Pau Víctor
  • 38. Marc Guiu (B)
  • 39. Héctor Fort (B)

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