17 Barca, Espanyol stars to confront Super Eagles

Head Coach of Catalonia side, Johan Cryuff, has listed 10 players from Spanish La Liga leaders, Barcelona, for the international friendly against Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Wednesday evening.
Cryuff has also picked seven players from Espanyol FC, whose ground will host the encounter.
The list, made available to the Nigerian delegation on arrival in Barcelona, has Barcelona first choice in goal, Victor Valdes, Xavi Hernandez, Carlos Puyol, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Martin Montoya, Sergio Roberto, Christian Tello and Marc Bartra all listed from the Catalan giants.
From Espanyol, there will be Joan Verdi, Joan Capdevilla, Sergio Garcia, Kiko Casilas, Raul Rodriguez, Victor Sanchez, and Sergio Tejera.
Others in the team list are AC Milan’s Bojan Rkic, Getafe’s Alvaro Vazquez, Jordi Amat and Francesco Medina ‘Piti’ both of Rayo Vallecano and Red Bulls’ Zalburg’s Jonathan Soriaro.
Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, said: “These are big names, no doubt, but our players know that names don’t play football these days.
“We will just go out there and give our best against them.”
The match time has also been brought forward, as it would now be played at 7pm Nigerian and Spanish time.
It was earlier scheduled for 9pm.
The venue remains Espanyol FC home ground.