Ronald Koeman has announced his squad list for Monday night’s LaLiga Santander clash at the Camp Nou against Real Valladolid.
Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto have been training with the squad in recent days but neither are in the squad.
The Dutchman made clear in his press conference on Sunday that he would not be taking unnecessary risks with some of his players, and he has lived up to his word.
With El Clasico coming up after Valladolid, Koeman wants his recovering players to return only when they are in peak condition, and so the pair will be keen to demonstrate their fitness in the coming sessions.
Also not in the squad is goalkeeper Neto, who picked up a knock in training on March 22, while Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho remain injured.
Barcelona’s squad list for Valladolid
Goalkeepers: Marc Andre ter Stegen, Inaki Pena, Arnau Tenas
Defenders: Sergino Dest, Ronald Araujo, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Oscar Mingueza
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Miralem Pjanic, Riqui Puig, Matheus, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, Konrad de la Fuente, Ilaix Moriba
Forwards: Martin Braithwaite, Antoine Griezmann, Leo Messi, Ousmane Dembele, Francisco Trincao