Despite all the recent rumors that Ousmane Dembele will no longer be appearing at Barcelona for failing to sign a new contract, Xavi Hernandez called the winner of the match against Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
In a surprising decision, the Frenchman joins new players Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Adam Traore in a tough match against Los Rojiblancos.
Gavi returned to the team after serving a one-match ban against Alaves for the yellow card collection.
Clement Lenget, Eric Garcia, Samuel Umtiti, Sergi Roberto, Alejandro Balde, Ansu Fati, and Memphis Depay were all released.
Barcelona team to face Atletico Madrid
Goalkeeper: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Neto, Arnau Tenas
Defenders: Sergino Dest, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Jordi Alba, Dani Alves, Oscar Mingueza.
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Riqui Puig, Frenkie de Jong, Nico Gonzalez, Pedri, Gavi.
Forward: Ousmane Dembele, Adama Traore, Martin Braithwaite, Luuk de Jong, Ferran Torres, Abde, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Jutgla