COPA DEL REY

Athletic-Barcelona team news: no surprises from Luis Enrique

Holders Barça take on Athletic Club at San Mamés this evening in the Copa del Rey's final last-16 first-leg tie (21:15 CET).

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Athletic-Barcelona team news: no surprises from Luis Enrique
Fernando Zueras Diario AS

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has sprung no surprises with his team selection for tonight's Copa del Rey last-16 first leg at Athletic Club (21:15 CET).

Ter Stegen plays in goal for visitors

With Barça travelling to Bilbao without injured reserve goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen - who has played both Los Azulgranas' cup fixtures this term - there had been speculation third-choice Jordi Masip would be given the nod.

However, Luis Enrique has gone with number-one keeper Marc-André ter Stegen.

Athletic-Barcelona: starting line-ups

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar.

Meanwhile, Athletic boss Ernesto Valverde has opted for the following XI: Iraizoz; Bóveda, Etxeita, Laporte, Balenziaga; San José, Mikel Rico; Williams, Raúl García, Eraso; and Aduriz.

The referee is David Fernández Borbalán.