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FC Barcelona announce squad for Copa Del Rey quarterfinal second leg against Real Sociedad

Nobody returns, but Ter Stegen gets a rest

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana welcome Real Sociedad to Camp Nou for the second leg of the Copa Del Rey quarterfinals, hoping to defend a one-goal lead and advance to the semifinals. Luis Enrique has called 18 players to be in uniform in this match.

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, 22. Aleix Vidal, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Jérémy Mathieu

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 6. Denis Suarez, 7. Arda Turan, 21. André Gomes

Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Neymar Jr., 17. Paco Alcácer

Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta and Rafinha Alcântara are injured, and Marc-André ter Stegen gets a rest in Spanish Cup matches, so the only 18 players remaining in the squad will be in uniform.


Projected starting lineup (4-3-3):


Vidal - Piqué - Mascherano - Digne

Rakitic - Gomes - Denis

Messi - Suárez - Neymar

The match starts on Thursday at 9:15pm 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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