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FC Barcelona squad named for Copa del Rey quarter-finals second leg

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana start a giant week of decisive football matches at Camp Nou fighting for a spot in the Copa del Rey semi-finals, facing Athletic Bilbao in the quarter-final second leg on Wednesday night. And coach Luis Enrique has picked his squad for the game.

There is no surprises with the squad selection, but one piece of bad news did come: Arda Turan, who was one of three doubtful Blaugranes due to fever, apparently did not recover in time to be fit even for the bench, and will not be in uniform. Sergio Busquets and Andrés Iniesta, however, seem to be healthy enough for tonight. It's up to the coach to decide how fit they are to start, but they are in the list.

Sandro Ramírez, Claudio Bravo and Douglas Pereira did not have the same luck and will watch the game from the stands, as well as Jordi Alba, missing his third straight match while recovering from injury.

These are the eighteen men named by Lucho for the game:

Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 25. Jordi Masip

Defenders: 3. Gerard Piqué, 6. Dani Alves, 14. Javier Mascherano, 15. Marc Bartra, 21. Adriano Correia, 22. Aleix Vidal, 23. Thomas Vermaelen, 24. Jérémy Mathieu

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 8. Andrés Iniesta, 20. Sergi Roberto

Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Neymar Jr, 17. Munir El-Haddadi

Projected Starting Lineup (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Alves, Piqué, Bartra, Adriano; Mascherano, Rakitic, Roberto; Messi, Suárez, Neymar

The match starts at 21:30 CET, and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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