It is a well-known fact that Barcelona is one of the best clubs in the world today. But something that makes the Catalans so formidable is the great depth they boast in their squad.
While La Masia stars continue to blossom, it is clear that La Blaugrana will be set for many years to come.
So what would a second-string Barcelona lineup look like? No doubt it could still challenge at a very high level, though it would obviously not be at the level of Barcelona’s best lineup.
In this article we take a look at the Barcelona second-string lineup that could challenge the best clubs in Europe.
For our purposes, the following players will be excluded from selection due to being members of the first-choice Blaugrana lineup.
Victor Valdes, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Carles Puyol, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Cesc Fábregas, Andres Iniesta, Pedro, Lionel Messi