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Barcelona v Sevilla: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI | Copa del Rey 2018-19

Varun Nair
ANALYST
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30 Jan 2019, 14:05 IST

Will Barcelona progress into the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey?
Will Barcelona progress into the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey?

Barcelona has all to play for in the second leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals against Sevilla at the Nou Camp after going down 2-0 at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in Seville.

The Blaugrana have won the last four Copa del Rey winner's medal but have found themselves in a bit of a sticky situation facing an early exit from the domestic cup.

Barcelona will be looking to overturn the away loss with another victory at home in the Copa del Rey after overturning a 2-1 defeat in Levante in the previous round to win it 4-1 on aggregate.

The Andulasian club will be in high spirits after a thumping 5-0 victory over Levante in the weekend. Sevilla will be looking to knock out Barcelona from the competition for the first time since Real Madrid defeated them in the final of the 2013-14 season.

Sevilla is the last team to beat Barcelona when the Blaugrana failed to get into the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, way back in the 2009-10 season.


Team News

Barcelona

Lionel Messi will be back in the starting lineup
Lionel Messi will be back in the starting lineup

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets will be back for the Blaugrana after being rested in the first leg.

Ousmane Dembele is still out for the Catalan club along with long term absentees Samuel Umtiti and Rafinha.

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Sergi Samper and Jeison Murillo have been left out from the squad due to technical reason.

Sevilla

Navas will be out for the clash against Barcelona
Navas will be out for the clash against Barcelona

Sevilla will be without Jesus Navas, new signing and former Barcelona man Munir El Haddadi along with long term absentees Nolito and Maxime Gonalons.


Probable Lineup

Barcelona(4-3-3): Cillessen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Arthur, Rakitic, Vidal; Coutinho, Suarez, Messi

Seville(3-5-2): Vaclik; Kjaer, Mercado, Carrico; Amadou, Banega, Sarabia, Vazquez, Roque Mesa; Quincy Promes, Ben Yedder

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