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How will Barcelona line up against Cultural Leonesa?

The holders have a 1-0 lead from the first leg

Cultural Leonesa v FC Barcelona - Spanish Copa del Rey Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Barcelona are back in action on Wednesday, as they face Cultural Leonesa in the second leg of their Copa del Rey clash.

Ernesto Valverde’s side hold a 1-0 lead from the first leg, secured thanks to Clement Lenglet’s late winner, and will be expected to win with some comfort.

We should see plenty of rotation on Wednesday night, so with that in mind let’s have a look at who could feature against the third division side.


Valencia CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

Jasper Cillessen should get a rare outing in goal in place of Marc-Andre ter Stegen. The Dutchman has been struggling with injury but was back in training on Monday and should feature. Iñaki Peña also joined training on Monday and was in the squad to face Villarreal

We should see some changes in defence with youngsters Chumi and Juan Miranda in line for another start, after featuring in the first leg. Thomas Vermaelen could also make his latest comeback from injury.


Cultural Leonesa v FC Barcelona - Spanish Copa del Rey Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Barcelona will have several players hoping for a rare start in midfield. Carles Alena should get the nod after an impressive cameo against Villarreal on Sunday, Denis Suarez may also feature and make only his third appearance of the season. Sergi Samper was injured in the first leg but is fit again and has returned to training. Might we also get to see Riqui Puig at some point?


FC Barcelona v Villarreal CF - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Luis Suarez is injured, Lionel Messi will be rested but Ousmane Dembele could continue after showing some good form in recent weeks.

Malcom has been getting regular minutes off the bench in recent weeks but should be in from the start, while Munir will get another chance up front.

Possible Starting XI: Cillessen; Semedo, Chumi, Vermaelen, Miranda; Alena, Samper, Denis; Dembele, Munir, Malcom

How do you think Barcelona should line up on Wednesday? Let us know your thoughts, line-ups and predictions in the comments below!

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