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Xavi's first squad list: Ilias Akhomach makes the cut

Barcelona have officially announced the team's matchday squad ahead of Xavi Hernandez's debut in the dugout for the Catalan derby against Espanyol on Saturday.

Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto, Eric Garcia and Nico Gonzalez have all recovered from their respective injuries and will be at Xavi's disposal for the game that will kick off at 21:00 CET.

Meanwhile, Xavi has also included the 17-year-old Barcelona B forward Ilias Akhomach in the squad to face Espanyol, while Segino Dest, Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati, Martin Braithwaite, Pedri and Sergio Aguero are all out due to injury.

The last training session ahead of the derby took place at the Camp Nou on Saturday morning instead of Barcelona's training ground.

Barcelona's 23-man squad consists of: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Sergio Busquets, Riqui Puig, Memphis Depay, Yusuf Demir, Neto, Philippe Coutinho, Clement Lenglet, Luuk De Jong, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie De Jong, Oscar Mingueza, Samuel Umtiti, Eric Garcia, Inaki Pena, Nico Gonzalez, Gavi, Alejandro Balde, Abde Ezzalzouli and Ilias Akhomach.

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