With Sergio Busquets suspended for the visit of Leganés to Camp Nou and Javier Mascherano and Arda Turan almost back to fitness but not ready for Sunday’s game, Luis Enrique didn’t have a lot of options to complete his squad list.
Therefore, the Barcelona boss has called up every available first team squad member, expect third-choice keeper Joel Masip, and La Masia midfield prospect Carles Aleñá, the brightest member of Barça’s academy for whom the club has high hopes.
Aleñá has already featured this season in the Copa del Rey and will sport the number 28 if he makes the pitch against Leganés.
Barcelona squad list for Leganés:
Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Piqué, Rakitic, Denis, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar, Rafinha, Alcácer, Digne, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, André Gomes, Umtiti, Mathieu and Aleñá.