Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates with Luis Suarez after scoring their fourth goal. Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/File Photo
CAIRO – 25 August 2019: Barcelona hosts Real Betis on Sunday night at the second round of the Spanish League at Camp Nou stadium.
Barcelona players aim to bounce back after suffering a 1-0 loss against Athletic Bilbao at the opening game of the league.
Barcelona started the game against Bilbao with Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and the club’s new signing, Antoine Griezmann as Lionel Messi suffered an injury during the pre-season.
Both Dembele and Suarez suffered injuries at the game against Bilbao and they will miss the game against Betis as well as Lionel Messi who did not recover from the injury.
Barcelona’s arch rivals, Real Madrid, who had a strong start with a 3-1 away win against Celta Vigo, lost two points at home after a 1-1 draw with Real Valladolid.
Barcelona’s squad for the game consists of: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Arthur Melo, Rafinha, Clement Lenglet, Antoine Griezmann, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong, Arturo Vidal, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Inaki Pena, Carles Perez and Ansu Fati.