Five players from the B team are included in Ernesto Valverde's selection for the second leg against Murcia on Wednesday night at 7.30pm CET
Ernesto Valverde has announced the squad that will be taking on Murcia in the second leg of the Copa del Rey round of 16 tie at 7.30pm CET on Wednesday (tickets here).
With the team in good stead after winning the first leg 3-0, the manager has opted to rest regular starters Ter Stegen, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Luis Suárez, Leo Messi, Jordi Alba and Samuel Umtiti and instead draft in five players from the B team.
There’s also good news in the return of Sergi Roberto from injury. The Catalan has been side-lined with hamstring trouble since the game against Sporting Lisbon.
The full squad for the game is as follows: Jasper Cillessen, Nelson Semedo, Gerard Piqué, Denis Suárez, Paulinho, Gerard Deulofeu, Paco Alcácer, Lucas Digne, Sergi Roberto, Aleix Vidal, Thomas Vermaelen, Adrian Ortolá (31), Carles Aleñá (26), Oriol Busquets (30), Jose Arnaiz (37) and David Costas (39).
In addition to the players that got call-ups, Sergi Palencia, Vitinho, Carles Pérez and Abel Ruiz of the reserve team also got to work out with the seniors at the Tuesday training session, where Ousmane Dembélé also put in an appearance as he continues to battle back from injury.