FC Barcelona announce squad for Mestalla

FC Barcelona announce squad for Mestalla

Head coach Luis Enrique released the names of the 18 players who will travel to Valencia for tonight's Copa del Rey semi-final return leg

FC Barcelona are just 90 minutes away from another Copa del Rey Final. After routing Valencia 7–0 in the first leg of the semi-finals at Camp Nou last Wednesday, the second leg is on tap for tonight, at Mestalla. With a comeback practically beyond the realm of possibility, Valencia can only hope to play the spolier by keeping Barça from setting a new record unbeaten streak, currently at 28 games.

Several Barça B players — Wilfrid Kaptoum, Sergi Samper, Dani Romera, Juan Cámaraand Gerard Gumbau — have been training with the first team this week and will make the trip south, along with Under-19 player Carles Aleñà. Those six will travel aling with twelve first team players: Ter Stegen, Masip, Douglas, Rakitic, Bartra, Munir, Sandro, Sergi Roberto, Adriano, Aleix Vidal, Vermaelen and Mathieu.

Rest has been granted to habitual starters Bravo, Piqué, Sergio, Alves, Arda, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar, Mascherano and Alba.

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