Boss Luis Enrique has called up 18 players for the game against the Bundesliga giants, with Jordi Masip, Martin Montoya, Douglas and Sergi Roberto all missing out alongside the injured Jeremy Mathieu.
With a weakened defence, Enrique has called on summer signing Vermaelen, who only recently returned from prolonged fitness problems which had prevented him from featuring following his move from Arsenal.
Vermaelen will not start at Camp Nou but his availability on the bench is a boost for Barca as they try and win a treble with eight games remaining of the season. The full squad for the Bayern game is: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Claudio Bravo, Dani Alves, Adriano, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Marc Bartra, Javier Mascherano, Thomas Vermaelen, Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic, Rafinha, Pedro, Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. Read the original article on Football Espana – The ultimate website for English-speaking fans of Spanish football