Barcelona`s quest to win a file thirty second Copa del Rey keeps with a quarter-very last in opposition to Real Sociedad. Xavi’s guys have seemed ambitious in home competitions notwithstanding any other early Champions League removal this season.
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Copa Del Ray Quarter Final
Barcelona welcome Real Sociedad to the Camp Nou on Wednesday night withinside the Copa Del Rey quarter-very last with Xavi Hernandez’s guys hoping to maintain their home dominance this season.
The Blaugrana are 3 factors clean on the pinnacle of La Liga and lifted the Spanish Super Cup in advance this month securing the primary piece of silverware of the campaign.
Barça prolonged their unbeaten run in January and were given 3 massive factors in opposition to Getafe however the overall performance left plenty to be desired, and the Blaugrana should play higher going forward. Xavi Hernández himself made that clean after Sunday`s game, and the train could be hoping for a higher overall performance on Wednesday.
- Competition: Copa De Ray
- Kick off: 20:00 PM GMT
- Round: Quarterfinals
- Stadium: Spotify Camp Nou
- Temp: 12°C
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Barcelona boss Xavi will welcome Robert Lewandowski and Ferran Torres returned to his squad amid the pair`s La Liga suspensions, however Andreas Christensen needed to come off at 1/2 of time in Sunday’s win over Getafe with hamstring discomfort.
Christensen isn’t believed to be nursing some thing critical and has been named withinside the squad, however Ronald Araujo ought to anticipate a take into account to the backline in any case, and Xavi has no different harm worries to paintings round for the quarter-very last.
While a plethora of second-string gamers earned possibilities to electrify towards Ceuta, Xavi ought to call a greater recognisable XI given the calibre of opposition, with Lewandowski set to take the location of Fati on the tip of the attack.
As for Real Sociedad, a prolonged harm listing nevertheless consists of Alex Sola, Mikel Merino, Ander Guevara, Andoni Gorosabel, Jon Pacheco, Sadiq Umar, Martín Merquelanz, Mohamed-Ali Cho and David Silva, who’s a past due withdrawal after tormented by calf ache in training.
The in-call for Merino is supposedly set for a month out together along with his hamstring harm, however Alguacil nevertheless has more than one alternatives for alternate withinside the very last third, as Oyarzabal – who ought to take the location of Silva – builds up his health following his devastating cruciate ligament rupture.
Takefusa Kubo did now no longer see the sphere towards Rayo Vallecano as a precaution, however the Japan global educated commonly on Monday and ought to additionally be in competition for a beginning position right here along Barcelona-connected Martin Zubimendi, who returns from suspension to address his admirers.
Barcelona predicted starting lineup: Ter Stegen- Kounde, Araujo, Garcia, Alba- Pedri, Busquets- De Jong- Dembele, Lewandowski- Raphinha
Real Sociedad predicted starting lineup: Remiro; Elustondo, Zubeldia- Le Normand- Rico- Mendez- Illarramendi, Zubimendi; Barrenetxea, Sorloth, Oyarzabal