Barcelona and Real Madrid have submitted their squads for the 2021-22 Champions League group stages, listing plenty of young talents as published on the UEFA website.
While Barcelona is drawn in Group E alongside the likes of Bayern Munich, Benfica, and Dynamo Kiev, the Real Madrid Champions League campaign will start with a trip to face Inter at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan.
There are, however, few surprises on Barcelona’s List A for the Champions League with all the first-teamers named (even Miralem Pjanic despite the fact he’s moved to Besiktas).
The B list is more interesting with youngsters Arnau Tenas, Alejandro Balde, Gavi, and Nico Gonzalez all included.
Here is the full list of Barcelona Champions League squad according to UEFA.
Goalkeepers: Ter Stegen, Neto, Pena, Tenas.
Defenders: Dest, Pique, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba, Mingueza, Umtiti, Garcia, Balde.
Midfielders: Busquets, Puig, Pjanic, Roberto, De Jong, Nico, Gavi.
Attackers: 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 listed as many as 40 players for the 2021/22 Champions League season, including a number of homegrown 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*
Midfielders: 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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