The squad is:
- Keepers: Asenjo and Andrés Fernández.
- Defenders: Mario, José Ángel, Jaume Costa, Víctor Ruiz, Musacchio and Álvaro.
- Midfielders: Bruno, Trigueros, Cheryshev, Samu Castillejo, Soriano, Jonathan dos Santos and Rodrigo.
- Strikers: Sansone, Bakambu y Santos Borré.
No real surprises here. Pato is still recovering from the mumps apparently, Bonera--who probably would not have been selected anyhow--has a muscle strain. N'Diaye, Barbosa and Rukavina are coach's decisions to leave off the roster--maybe a hint they'll start on Thursday in the EL?
So 4-4-2, or 4-2-3-1? We'll see how Escriba plays it. Well, maybe some of us will--with a 4AM kickoff in my time zone and no TV, it is going to be difficult....