The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana play the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals away from home against Real Sociedad, and coach Luis Enrique has called up 18 players to be in uniform on the quest to break the Anoeta Curse.
This is the squad in full:
Goalkeepers: 13. Jasper Cillessen, 25. Jordi Masip
Defenders: 3. Gerard Piqué, 14. Javier Mascherano, 18. Jordi Alba, 19. Lucas Digne, 20. Sergi Roberto, 23. Samuel Umtiti
Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Denis Suarez, 7. Arda Turan, 8. Andrés Iniesta, 21. André Gomes
Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Neymar Jr., 17. Paco Alcácer
Lucho continues to rotate his squad, and that means that Gerard Piqué and Sergi Roberto, who were rested at the weekend, return to the side in place of Aleix Vidal and Jérémy Mathieu, who will stay in Barcelona along with La Liga and Champions League goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen and the injured Rafinha Alcântara.
Projected starting lineup (4-3-3):
Cillessen; Roberto, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Neymar
The match kicks off on Thursday at 9:15pm local time (CET) / 8:15pm BST (UK) / 3:15pm ET, 12:15pm PT (US) / 1:45am IST (India, Friday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.
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