Also out of the list: Bravo, Sandro, Douglas and Rafinha (injury)
Luis Enrique announced this morning the squad list to face Valencia in the first leg of Copa del Rey semi-finals, tonight at 9 p.m. The coach decided to give some rest to Alves and Mascherano. The Brazilian right-back played 82 minutes in the last game, against Athletic. The Argentine has played more minutes. Basically, he played all January games full time (8) except for one (against Granada) in which he rested. Therefore, it is expected to see Aleix Vidal on the right side and the pair Piqué-Mathieu in the centre of the defence.
On the other hand, Bravo (Ter Stegen is playing Copa del Rey games), usual Douglas and Sandro and the injured Rafinha are out of the group too.
Here is the squad list:
- Ter Stegen
- Neymar Jr
- Jordi Alba
- Sergi Roberto
- Aleix Vidal