Huesca – FC Barcelona: Messi returns to Barcelona squad while Umtiti is ruled out

Huesca – FC Barcelona Catalans visit Huesca on Sunday

Leo Messi.Leo Messi.

Ronald Koeman has confirmed his squad for Barcelona’s trip to Huesca on Sunday night, with Leo Messi returning while injury prevents Samuel Umtiti from travelling.

The Dutchman confirmed in his press conference that Messi had trained on December 30 and 31 while his teammates rested.

However, Umtiti is suffering from gastric illness, as confirmed by the club, and will not play any part in the fixture.

It was also confirmed on Saturday that Philippe Coutinho has already been operated on for his meniscus injury and will be out for about three months.

Konrad de la Fuente takes the Brazilian’s place in the squad and completes the list of 22 players.

Barcelona’s squad list to face Huesca

Goalkeepers: Marc Andre ter Stegen, Neto, Inaki Pena

Defenders: Sergino Dest, Clement Lenglet, Ronald Araujo, Oscar Mingueza, Jordi Alba, Junior Firpo

Midfielders: Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Miralem Pjanic, Carles Alena, Riqui Puig, Matheus Fernandes, Pedri

Forwards: Leo Messi, Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Martin Braithwaite, Trincao, Konrad de la Fuente

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