Xavi Hernandez has been able to name Jordi Alba in Barcelona’s squad for their trip to face Elche in LaLiga Santander on Sunday, following the left-back’s suspension that caused him to miss the 4-0 win at home to Athletic Club last weekend.
The Catalan coach has opted to leave out Martin Braithwaite, thanks in part to the plethora of options he has in attack, while B team goalkeeper Lazar Carevic has been included in the squad.
In terms of absentees due to injury, Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti are still out for Barcelona.
Barcelona’s squad vs Elche
Goalkeepers: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Neto, Lazar Carevic.
Defenders: Sergino Dest, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Dani Alves, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Oscar Mingueza, Eric Garcia.
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Riqui Puig, Nico Gonzalez, Pedri, Frenkie de Jong, Gavi.
Forwards: Ousmane Dembele, Memphis Depay, Adama Traore, Luuk de Jong, Ferran Torres, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.