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How will Barcelona line up against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey?

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A place in the final awaits the winner of the tie

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It’s Sevilla again for Barcelona on Wednesday as the two teams meet once more in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final.

A final against Athletic or Levante awaits the winner of the tie with Sevilla heading into the match with a two-goal advantage after the first leg.

Yet Barca won by the same scoreline at the weekend in La Liga and have home advantage which should make for an intriguing clash at the Camp Nou.

Let’s see how they might line up:

Defense

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The big questions at the back is whether Ronald Koeman will go with three center-backs again or revert to a back four.

Koeman certainly has options with Ronald Araujo expected to be fit, meaning Sergi Roberto is the only defender on the injured list currently.

Araujo could return to the starting XI alongside Gerard Pique and one of Oscar Mingueza, Clement Lenglet or Samuel Umtiti, while Jordi Alba and Sergino Dest will provide the width.

Midfield

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Koeman will have to make changes to his midfield with Pedri out injured and Miralem Pjanic also a doubt once again with an ankle problem.

Youngsters Ilaix Moriba and Riqui Puig look to be the most likely replacements for Pedri unless Koeman opts to tweak his formation yet again.

Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong both look set to start again after strong performances against Sevilla at the weekend.

Attack

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Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi were both on target against Sevilla on Saturday and could be set to continue their partnership in the Barcelona attack.

If they do that would be more bad news for Antoine Griezmann who will be forced to start on the bench for the third game in a row.

The Frenchman is available if Koeman does fancy switching things up, while Francisco Trincao and Martin Braithwaite are also options.

Possible XI: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Pique, Lenglet; Dest, De Jong, Busquets, Puig, Alba; Messi, Dembele.

How do you think Barcelona should line up against Sevilla? Let us know your thoughts, predictions and teams in the comments below!