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Messi, the big absence in the squad list to face Villanovense

Many key players will rest

Messi, the big absence in the squad list to face Villanovense
Messi, the big absence in the squad list to face Villanovense

Many key players will rest

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Luis Enrique announced FC Barcelona's squad list to face Villanovense this evening. The big absence is Leo Messi. The coach decided to let the star of the team rest after his comeback of an injury and having played many important matches.

On the other hand, Ter Stegen absence has been confirmed. This Tuesday the club reported he had some discomfort on his knee. So it's quite probable that the starting goalkeeper is Masip. Piqué, Rakitic, Busquets and Jordi Alba are not on the list neither, so they will be able to rest alongside the already-known absences of Douglas, Rafinha and Sergi Roberto.

In the list we find three Barça B players: SamperAitor and Gumbau. We also find Neymar and Luis Suárez, who could play some minutes.

Remember that FC Barcelona is facing Villanovense in the second leg of Copa del Rey round of 32. Camp Nou at 8 pm CET. This is the full squad list:

  • Bravo
  • Masip
  • Dani Alves
  • Iniesta
  • Suárez
  • Neymar Jr
  • Mascherano
  • Bartra
  • Munir
  • Sandro
  • Adriano
  • Vermaelen
  • Mathieu
  • Samper (26)
  • Gumbau (28)
  • Aitor (33)