Barcelona starting a season without their No.10 As Messi ruled out La Liga opener

Messi ruled out of Barca La Liga opener squad as Griezmann & De Jong included

Barcelona squad for La Liga opener to face Athletic has been revealed, Messi, Arthur and Neto are not in because of injuries, new boys Griezmann, De Jong and Junior are included in, Coutinho who is in transfer rumours recently is also in the squad list.

Barcelona starting a season without their No.10 is news, as he’s not missed an opener in exactly ten years.

The last time a campaign started without him came in August 2009 under Pep Guardiola, in a season that saw the Catalans crowned champions ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid.

The Squad List:

Goalkeepers: Ter Stegen, Inaki Pena

Defenders: Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Roberto, Umtiti

Midfielders: Rakitic, Sergio, Coutinho, Rafinha, Alena, De Jong, Junior

Forwards: Suarez, O.Dembele, Griezmann, C.Perez

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