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Copa del Rey: Barcelona Looking For a Place in the Final Against Almeria


Barcelona's objective in the Copa del Rey is the same as in any other competition: lifting the trophy. The possibilities seem high, as Barcelona have already obliterated all three teams remaining. Sevilla and Real Madrid were both handed manitas at Camp Nou, while Almeria were trashed 8-0 at their own stadium.

But one can never be too confident. Cup football is often unpredictable and the league results mean nothing. As Pep Guardiola pointed out, there'll be no repeat of the 8-0 blowout tomorrow, it'll be a very difficult match, especially since Almeria have been enjoying a good run of form.

Puyol and Alves are out due to minor injuries and some other usual starters should be rested, since Barcelona have a very important league match at Hercules on Saturday. But every Barcelona squad member is high quality, so whoever starts must show that they deserve to wear the blaugrana outfit.

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