Pjanic and Fati, the news on a list without Riqui Puig

Ronald Koeman decided to leave Riqui Puig out of the list for this afternoon's friendly against Elche (7pm) at the Camp Nou. An absence that can bring a tail because the young midfielder has predictably been ruled out for technical reasons by not having communicated a doctor in between. It will be necessary to see in the next few hours if Koeman himself or his assistant, who usually attends to the media in the hours before the game, clarifies the reason for Riqui Puig's absence from the list.

Apart from the absence of the Matadepera player, the great novelties of the call are Miralem Pjanic and Ansu Fati. The former will play his first minutes as a Blaugrana, as announced by the Dutch coach himself during the qualifying session, while the latter will play his first friendly of the preseason after missing the previous two due to a blow to the hip.

Nor are Rafinha Alcántara, Moussa Wagué, Luis Suárez and Arturo Vidal on the list, but in this case it is already common because they were also discarded in the previous two pre-season friendlies. Likewise, Matheus Fernandes also did not enter as he was recovering from an injury to the biceps femoris in his right leg.

The complete list of players for the friendly against Elche is: Net, Pain, Semedo, Sergi Roberto, Pique, Sunrise, Lenglet, Junior, Sergio Busquets, Pjanic, De Jong, Alena, Pedri, Griezmann, Messi, Trincao, Dembélé, Braithwaite, Coutinho, Fati, Araujo, Konrad andYou had.