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Barcelona announce squad for Copa del Rey Round of 32 2nd leg against Murcia

Ernesto Valverde has called 16 players for the return leg at Camp Nou

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The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana open the Camp Nou doors to welcome the fans and Real Murcia for the second leg of their Copa del Rey Round of 32 matchup, and Ernesto Valverde has called 16 players to be in uniform on Wednesay night, the maximum number allowed for games involving Third Division sides.

This is the full squad:

Goalkeepers: 13. Jasper Cillessen, 31. Adrián Ortolá

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 3. Gerard Piqué, 19. Lucas Digne, 22. Aleix Vidal, 25. Thomas Vermaelen, 39. David Costas

Midfielders: 6. Denis Suarez, 15. Paulinho Bezerra, 20. Sergi Roberto, 26. Carles Aleñá, 30. Oriol Busquets

Forwards: 16. Gerard Deulofeu, 17. Paco Alcácer, 37. José Arnáiz

The good news is the return of Sergi Roberto, who has been cleared from a hamstring injury and could get a few minutes tonight. Ter Stegen, Umtiti, Jordi Alba, Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez get the night off thanks to a strong 3-0 lead built in the first leg (also without them), while Javier Mascherano, André Gomes, Ousmane Dembélé, Rafinha Alcântara and Arda Turan miss out through injury.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Cillessen; Vidal, Piqué, Vermaelen, Digne; Paulinho, Aleñá, Denis; Deulofeu, Alcácer, Arnáiz

The match kicks off on Wednesday night at 7:30pm (Barcelona & Nigeria) / 6:30pm GMT (UK) / 1:30pm ET, 10:30am PT (USA) / 12am IST (India, Thursday), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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