Digne and Vermaelen return to Barcelona squad for Eibar game

Coach Valverde has given a rest to defender Samuel Umtiti

André Gomes & Paco Alcácer are also left out of the squad

Thomas Vermaelen, que tiene en dorsal 25, ha sido convocado por vez primera por Ernesto Valverde
Thomas Vermaelen, que tiene en dorsal 25, ha sido convocado por vez primera por Ernesto Valverde | Ignasi Paredes

Thomas Vermaelen and Lucas Digne have returned to Ernesto Valverde's Barcelona squad for Tuesday's game at Camp Nou against Eibar (22.00h). 

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It's the first time Belgian defender Vermaelen has made the squad this season, while left-back Digne returns having been left out for Saturday's match against Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

Vermaelen has played 21 games (1,333 minutes and one goal) since he joined the club in 2014. Digne, meanwhile, has played just three minutes in La Liga this season (Real Betis), has not played in the Champions League and played 12 minutes in the Spanish Super Cup. 

Aleix Vidal is also a notable inclusion having been left out for the last three matches despite featuring regularly in pre-season and the Super Cup. 

The full squad is: Ter Stegen and Cillessen (goalkeepers), Semedo, Piqué, Rakitic, Busquets, Denis, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Mascherano, Paulinho, Deulofeu, Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto, Aleix Vidal and Vermaelen.

However, Valverde has left out Samuel Umtiti, Andre Gomes and Paco Alcacer. The former has been a regular this season but has been handed a rest, while the latter two have not started a game since the international break. 

Rafinha and Ousmane Dembele, who on Monday flew to Finland for surgery, are the only players missing through injury. Arda Turan has recovered from a minor knock, but has not been included in the squad for Eibar. 

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