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FC Barcelona announce squad for Copa del Rey match against UD Ibiza

Quique Setien has rested some of his big names

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Barcelona are back in action again! The Blaugrana are at Segunda Division B side UD Ibiza in the third round of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night. New manager Quique Setien has called up the following 18 players for the trip to Ibiza:


Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Neto

Defenders: 2. Nélson Semedo, 15. Clément Lenglet, 18. Jordi Alba, 20. Sergi Roberto, 23. Samuel Umtiti, 24. Junior Firpo, 40. Chumi

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 8. Arthur, 21. Frenkie de Jong, 22. Arturo Vidal, 28. Riqui Puig

Forwards: 17. Griezmann, 27. C. Perez, 29. Abel Ruiz, 31. Ansu Fati


The big team news is that Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi have all been rested for this one and will stay back in Barcelona with their feet up. Setien has called up a number of youngsters including Riqui Puig, Chumi and Abel Ruiz who will be hoping for first-team minutes.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3):

Neto; Semedo, Lenglet, Umtiti, Junior; Arthur, De Jong, Puig; Perez, Griezmann, Ansu.


The match kicks off at 7pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 6pm GMT (UK), 1pm ET, 10am PT (USA), 11.30pm IST (India), and you can join our live blog to follow and comment all the action.

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