Dani Alves was sacrificed: FC Barcelona excludes the experienced winger from the UEFA Europa League

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Barcelona has decided that Adama Traoré, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ferran Torres are the players included in the winter market who play the Europa League, so has left Dani Alves off the entry list in compliance with UEFA regulations that only allow the registration of three winter signings in the second continental competition.

Barcelona signed four players and, according to the Europa League regulations, could only register three winter signings in the competition.

Finally, Alves, 38, has been the signing that coach Xavi Hernández has sacrificedwhich, in addition to the 24 first-team players, has included 8 affiliate players: Ilias Akhomach, Astralaga, Balde, Arnau Comas, Jandro Orellana, Pablo Páez Gavira ‘Gavi’, Alvaro Sanz and Arnau Tenas.

In addition to Alves, Xavi will not be able to count on Ez Abde and Ferran Jutglà, two regular Barça B players in their line-ups, who They have not been able to be registered with UEFA because they have not yet been at the club for two years.

This is the list of 32 Barcelona players to play in the Europa League: Ter Stegen, Sergiño Dest, Gerard Piqué, Ronald Araujo, Sergio, Riqui Puig, Dembélé, Memphis, Ansu Fati, Adama, Braithwaite, Neto, Lenglet, Pedri, Luuk De Jong, Jordi Alba, Ferran Torres, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie De Jong, Mingueza, Umtiti, Eric Garcia, Aubameyang, Nico, Gavi, Balde, Álvaro Sanz, Comas, Arnau Tenas, Akhomach, Astralaga and Jandro.

All of them are capable of be summoned by Xavi Hernández to face Napoli in the round of 32 of the Europa League that will start next February 17 with the first leg that will be played at the Camp Nou.

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