What is Barcelona's Champions League squad?

Cameron Smith

Barcelona are one of the biggest club sides in world football, but with the departure of Lionel Messi, and their financial troubles, little is expected of them in the Champions League.

Even with Messi, the Blaugrana haven't been able to win the competition since 2015, and their recent transfer fiasco's have set the club back massively.

In 2013, Luuk de Jong was playing for Newcastle, while in 2017, Martin Braithwaite was plying his trade for Middlesbrough in the Championship. Fast forward to today, and they're both in Barcelona's Champions League squad. It's a remarkable turn of events, but it's a reality.

They are, however, perhaps unlikely to see much action, given Memphis Depay's early form, and Ansu Fati's return to fitness.

Barcelona have been drawn in a fairly competitive Group E, and will face: Bayern Munich, Benfica, and Dynao Kyiv. With Bayern in their group, Barca won't expect to top it, but progression into the last-16 will be demanded.

But, which players will Ronald Koeman have to call upon to accomplish this?

Barcelona's Champions League squad

Goalkeepers

1. Marc-Andre ter Stegen13. Neto
26. Inaki Pena36. Arnau Tenas

Defenders

2. Sergino Dest3. Gerard Pique
4. Ronalo Araujo15. Clement Lenglet
18. Jordi Alba22. Oscar Mingueza
23. Samuel Umtiti24. Eric Garcia
31. Alejandro Balde Martinez

Midfielders

5. Sergio Busquets6. Ricard Puig
14. Philippe Coutinho16. Pedri
20. Sergi Roberto21. Frenkie de Jong
28. Nicolas Gonzalez Iglesias30. Pablo Paez Gavira

Attackers

7. Ousmane Dembele9. Memphis Depay
10. Ansu Fati11. Yusuf Demir
12. Martin Braithwaite17. Luuk de Jong
19. Sergio Aguero