Barcelona v Alavés: Copa del Rey final team news

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Barcelona v Alavés: Copa del Rey final team news

Paco Alcácer starts for Barça in the absence of Suárez, while Mascherano is fit to return. Marcos Llorente and Theo Hernández both play for Alavés.

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Paco Alcácer starts for Barça in the absence of Suárez, while Mascherano is fit to return. Marcos Llorente and Theo both play for Alavés.

Barcelona take on Alavés in the Copa del Rey final this evening, in the last ever football match at the Estadio Vicente Calderón.

Luis Enrique's Barcelona are the clear favourites. Yet Alavés beat Barça in their own back-yard in September, and have the talent, particularly in the form of loan players, to cause damage.

Barcelona team news

Cup goalkeeper Cillessen comes in for Ter Stegen, while Mascherano is fit to return to the right-back berth after a hamstring injury.

Barça's three-man midfield shapes up as normal, while in attack, Paco Alcácer comes in for Luis Suárez, who has suffered a thigh injury.

Barcelona XI: Cillessen; Mascherano, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, Rakitic; Messi, Alcácer, Neymar.

Alavés team news

That team selection from Mauricio Pellegrino will see Ely, Feddal, and Vigaray in the heart of defence, flanked by Theo and Famenía playing as full-backs with license to gallop forward. 

Manu García and Marcos Llorente will patrol the midfield, with Edgar and Ibai Gómez either side of big Brazilian striker Deyverson.

Alavés XI: Pacheco; Femenía, Ely, Feddal, Vigaray, Theo; Llorente, Manu García, Edgar, Ibai Gómez; Deyverson.

Follow the Copa del Rey final live with AS English, where Matt will be providing a blow-by-blow account.

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