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Copa del Rey - Barcelona vs. Atlético Madrid: Arda Turan Set to Start Against Former club as Neymar Replacement

Turan will play on the left wing for the suspended Neymar.

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With Neymar ineligible due to yellow card accumulation, Arda Turan is all but certain to start on the left wing as FC Barcelona take on Atlético Madrid.

The Turk spent several seasons at Atlético before his switch to Barcelona. He’s enjoying a much-improved second campaign at the Camp Nou, and he will surely relish having a chance to impress against his old team.

Turan is on a strong scoring run, in large part due to his work as Neymar’s substitute. He may bring some more clinical finishing than Neymar, who despite doing very well in many ways, isn’t scoring as often as he’s accustomed to.

Barcelona are in a good position heading into this second leg, as they won the first match 2-1 away from home.

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