Official: Barcelona announce squad for the game against Real Betis

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BARBASTRO, SPAIN - JANUARY 07: Robert Lewandowski of FC Barcelona celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's third goal during the Copa del Rey round of 32 match between UD Barbastro and FC Barcelona at Campo Municipal de Deportes on January 07, 2024 in Barbastro, Spain.
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There is some unmistakable tension in the FC Barcelona camp right now at this moment. La Blaugrana know that their season is currently jeopardized, and no more errors can be tolerated. As it stands, Barcelona will need to walk a very fine line when it comes to their La Liga hopes.

The very first challenge now is also one that could be considered their last. Real Betis welcome Barça to the Benito Villamarin, a formidable fortress for the Andalusians. For Xavi and his players, the test will be one that defines their season.

With Manuel Pellegrini’s side currently enjoying a lot of momentum, and Barça despising their lack of it, a lot of pressure is on the Catalan giants to get a result. As Girona and Real Madrid remain at a distance, Barcelona need to decrease that gap.

Before they can do that, however, they need a win over their upcoming La Liga opponents. Betis will not make it easy for Xavi’s side, but the Catalans know that no game from here onwards is going to be easy.

Ahead of the game itself, FC Barcelona have released their official 20-man squad list for the clash against Betis. Andreas Christensen, unfortunately, has indeed joined the list of injured stars for Barça this season.

Goalkeepers:

  • 1: Inaki Pena Sotorres
  • 2: Ander Astralaga
  • 3: Diego Kochen

Defenders:

  • 1: Jules Kounde
  • 2: Ronald Araujo
  • 3: Alejandro Balde
  • 4: Sergi Roberto
  • 5: Hector Fort
  • 6: Pau Cubarsi

Midfielders:

  • 1: Frenkie de Jong
  • 2: Pedri
  • 3: Ilkay Gundogan
  • 4: Oriol Romeu
  • 5: Fermin Lopez

Forwards:

  • 1: Robert Lewandowski
  • 2: Joao Felix
  • 3: Ferran Torres
  • 4: Lamine Yamal
  • 5: Marc Guiu
  • 6: Vitor Roque

Rested:

  • None

Injured:

  • 1: Marcos Alonso
  • 2: Gavi
  • 3: Raphinha
  • 4: Andreas Christensen
  • 5: Marc Andre ter Stegen
  • 6: Inigo Martinez
  • 7: Joao Cancelo
Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun is a life-long fan of FC Barcelona and an avid enjoyer of all things Blaugrana. Having fallen in love with the club for the way they defined football for him, he now spends his time watching games, analyzing the happenings in them, and digesting any and everything related to his beloved Catalan club. He also writes as an author for Barca News Network hoping to deliver the latest updates to his fellow ‘culés’.

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