BARCELONA-NAPOLI

Setién with just 13 first team players for Napoli clash

Between injuries and suspensions, the Barcelona coach struggled to draft a list for tomorrow's match. Eight B team players feature in the squad.

Setién with just 13 first team players for Napoli clash
MIGUEL RUIZ DIARIO AS

For one reason or another, Quique Setién had a tough time drawing up his squad list for tomorrow's crunch meeting with Napoli at Camp Nou. He will be without two key players - Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal, both suspended. Martin Braithwaite, is ineligible as he wasn't registered to play in the Champions League while Samuel Umtiti, whose troublesome left knee made him miss a month of training, will also sit the game out. And Ousmane Dembélé, who had an outside chance of making the list after returning from injury, won't be risked. On Friday, the French winger completed just his second full training session with the group but he could be back in contention for a place later in the competition, if Barça get past the Italians tomorrow at Camp Nou.

It wasn't all doom and gloom however, Clement Lenglet and Antoine Griezmann have both been given the medical all-clear and are included - as is Uruguayan centre-back Ronald Araujo, although he may require painkilling injections to his right ankle if he plays.

A total of eight B team players complete the list - including first team regulars Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig, both were rested for the Second Division promotion play-off against Sabadell so they would be in the best possible shape for the Napoli game.

The full Barcelona squad:

Ter Stegen, Neto, Semedo, Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Alba, Lenglet, Junior, Rakitic, De Jong, Suárez, Griezmann, Messi, Ansu Fati, Riqui Puig, Araujo, Konrad, Jandro, Reis, Mingueza and Peña.