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Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao team news for Copa del Rey

Barcelona trail their opponents 1-2 from the first leg and will need to fight back to ensure they remain in the copa del Rey.

Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez vies with Athletic Bilbao's forward Eneko Boveda

Luis Enrique has picked a more dynamic midfield in an effort to open up Athletic Bilbao as they face an uphill battle to remain in the Copa when they play Ernesto Valverde's men at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night.

Luis Enrique has opted for Cillessen in goals despite him missing the last game with a muscular injury. The Dutch shotstopper had been selected as the goalkeeper for the Copa and Luis Enrique has remained true to his word. 

He has also selected Rafinha in midfield with neither Ivan Rakitic or Andre Gomes convincing in recent weeks.

Barcelona team

Barcelona's starting XI: Cillessen, Jordi Alba, Piqué, Umtiti, Sergio Busquets, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar, Rafinha, S. Roberto.

Athletic Club de Bilbao team

Meanwhile, Ernseto Valverde has replaced Beñat to his starting eleven and will also start with Eraso replacing the suspended Raul Garcia and Eraso replacing Iturasspe, who was also sent off along with Raul Garcia. Aritz Aduriz is also not fit enough to play and is replaced in the side by Merino.

Iraizoz, Bóveda, Balenziaga, Laporte, Etxeita, San José, Beñat, Eraso,Sabin, Merino, Williams, Saborit.


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