Despite all of the recent talk that Ousmane Dembele would no longer feature for Barcelona due to his failure to sign a new contract, Xavi Hernandez has called up the winger for the match against Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
In a surprise decision, the Frenchman joins new signings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Adama Traore for the tricky fixture against Los Rojiblancos.
Gavi also returns to the squad after serving a one-game ban against Alaves for an accumulation of yellow cards.
Clement Lenget, Eric Garcia, Samuel Umtiti, Sergi Roberto, Alejandro Balde, Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay are all ruled out.
Barcelona’s squad to face Atletico Madrid
Goalkeepers: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Neto, Arnau Tenas
Defenders: Sergino Dest, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Jordi Alba, Dani Alves, Oscar Mingueza.
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Riqui Puig, Frenkie de Jong, Nico Gonzalez, Pedri, Gavi.
Forwards: Ousmane Dembele, Adama Traore, Martin Braithwaite, Luuk de Jong, Ferran Torres, Abde, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Jutgla