Ronald Koeman confirmed after the win that he was missing a fifth penalty taker until Riqui Puig stepped up and asked to take the decisive kick.
Barcelona’s win over Real Sociedad put them into the final against either Real Madrid or Athletic and with a chance of lifting the Spanish Super Cup for the 14th time.
Ronald Koeman admitted after the game he must wait and see if Lionel Messi will be fit to play in Sunday’s final after the captain sat out the win over Real Sociedad due to injury.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved two penalties in the shoot-out but admitted after the game he hadn’t really studied Real Sociedad spot-kicks ahead of the match.
Sergino Dest also sat out the game against Real Sociedad as a precaution. Oscar Mingueza took the 20-year-old’s place at right-back.
Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has agreed personal terms with Barcelona. However, Barca will have to wait until after the presidential elections on Jan 24 to make any move.