Barcelona and Real Madrid have submitted their squads for the 2021-22 Champions League group stages, listing many young talents as posted on the UEFA website.
With Barcelona in Group E alongside Bayern Munich, Benfica and Dynamo Kiev, Real Madrid’s Champions League campaign will begin with a trip to face Inter at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan.
There are few surprises on Barcelona’s A-list for the Champions League, however, with all of the first-time nominees (even Miralem Pjanic despite having moved to Besiktas).
List B is more interesting with youngsters Arnau Tenas, Alejandro Balde, Gavi and Nico Gonzalez all included.
Here is the full list of the Barcelona Champions League squad according to UEFA.
Goalkeepers: Ter Stegen, Neto, Pena, Tenas.
Defenders: Dest, Pique, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba, Mingueza, Umtiti, Garcia, Balde.
Midfielder: Busquets, Puig, Pjanic, Roberto, De Jong, Nico, Gavi.
Forwards: Dembele, Memphis, Ansu, Demir, Braithwaite, Coutinho, Pedri, Luuk de Jong, Aguero.
Barcelona will play their first game against Bayern at Camp Nou on September 14.
Real Madrid boss Ancelotti has listed up to 40 players for the 2021/22 Champions League season, including a number of local players.
Real Madrid Champions League group stage squad:
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Andriy Lunin, Luis López *, Toni Fuidias *
Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Éder Militão, David Alaba, Jesús Vallejo, Nacho, Marcelo, Ferland Mendy, Álvaro Carrillo *, Mario Gila *, Miguel Gutiérrez *, Pablo Ramón *, Rafael Marín *
Midfielder: Toni Kroos, Luka Modrić, Casemiro, Federico Valverde, Lucas Vázquez, Dani Ceballos, Isco, Eduardo Camavinga, Antonio Blanco *, Marvin Park *, Sergio Arribas *, Carlos Dotor *, David González *
Forward: Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Luka Jović, Gareth Bale, Vinícius Júnior, Rodrygo, Mariano Díaz, Juan Latasa, Óscar Aranda, Andri Gudjohnsen
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