Cillessen is back and makes it into the matchday squad for Athletic game
Rakitic is the other addition to a squad in which Masip, André Gomes, Aleix Vidal and Mathieu have all been left out by Luis Enrique
FC Barcelona is ready for the return leg of the Copa del Rey round of 16 against Athletic Club. The blaugranas have to overturn a 2-1 first leg deficit if they want to stay in the cup competition. Luis Enrique is hoping the atmosphere and support in the Camp Nou can give his team a helping hand in tonight's game starting at 9.15pm CET.
For this game, the Asturian coach has Cillessen available after the keeper recovered from injury. With the Dutch keepers return to full fitness the Barça manager had a full squad to choose from and has decided to leave Masip, André Gomes, Aleix Vidal and Mathieu out of the matchday squad. This hadn't happened since the fourth fixture of the campaign when the blaugranas played Leganés. Finally, Rakitic comes back in after being rested against Villarreal.
Therefore, the squad of eighteen announced for tonight's Copa game is: Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Denis, Arda, A.Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Rafinha, Mascherano, Paco Alcácer, Jordi Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto and Umtiti.