Some of the regular first team players are rested and Sergi Samper from the B team is in the squad
Luis Enrique has announced his 18 man squad for Thursday night’s game at the Camp Nou against Elche in the last 16 of the Spanish Cup. Ter Stegen, Masip, Montoya, Piqué, Rakitic, Iniesta, Pedro, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Mascherano, Bartra, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, Adriano, Alves, Samper and Munir make up the squad, which includes two B team players.
According to the Club doctors, Jérémy Mathieu has a twinge in his Achilles tendon and he will be under observation to decide on his availability for the next game, whilst Xavi was a last minute drop out with a calf strain and was replaced by Iniesta, who had originally been left out of the squad. Bravo, Busquets, Rafinha and Douglas are all omitted from the squad for the game.