Squad announced for Cultural

Squad announced for Cultural

Ernesto Valverde names the 19 players for the 9.30pm CET kick off in the Copa del Rey round of 32, with Cillessen and Vermalen both back to full fitness and among those picked

The Copa del Rey returns to the Camp Nou on Wednesday night as Barça face Cultural Leonesa in the second leg of a tie that they currently lead 1-0.

Ernesto Valverde has named the following list of players for the game against the Division 2B side Ter Stegen, Semedo, I. Rakitic, Denis Suárez, Coutinho, O. Dembélé, Cillessen, Malcom, Lenglet, Munir, Aleñá, Vidal, Vermaelen, Miranda, Riqui Puig, Collado, O. Busquets, Chumi, Guillem.

That means he has opted to rest all of Piqué, Sergio, Messi and Jordi Alba, who will be sitting the game out along with the injured Arthur, Suárez, Rafinha, Samper, S. Roberto and Umtiti.

The good news is that  both goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen and defender Thomas Vermaelen were given the medical all-clear and have been included in the squad.

Final workout

The team trained at the Ciutat Esportiva on Tuesday evening, with Leo Messi doing separate exercises to the bulk of the squad, and Iñaki Peña, Guillem, Chumi, Cuenca, Miranda, O. Busquets, Collado, Riqui Puig and Abel Ruiz of Barça B also participating with an eye to their inclusion in tomorrow's cup tie.

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