FC Barcelona begin their Copa Del Rey campaign with an away game against CF Villanovense on Wednesday afternoon.
The current champions are traveling to the city of Villanueva de la Serena to play against CF Villanovense, a Spanish 3rd Division side, who are anticipating the matchday where they’ll play against one of Spain’s greatest teams.
Because of this, Luis Enrique has only called up 12 players from the first team and 4 Barça youngsters to play on Wednesday. Resting key players is smart considering their busy games ahead. The Catalans are sending solid defense and hungry attackers that are set to bring home a huge win.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is the goalkeeper. He won’t have much to deal with when a strong defense in front of him.
Enrique has called up Thomas Vermaelan and Jeremy Matheiu as the starter center-back pair. They haven’t performed much lately but are likely to get clean sheets.
At left-back, la bluagrana‘s got a lot of options. I prefer Marc Bartra at left-back, but Jordi Alba can also keep his role. If anything, Bartra can play RB. Dani Alves could also start; The new number 6 is still a deadly crosser and will set up goals brilliantly.
Ivan Rakitic is the only first team midfielder called for the away game. Jordi Alba could also be pushed up to the midfield.
Gerard Gumbau,Sergi Samper and Wilfred Kaptoum are 3 midfielders from Barça B who also been called up for. Rakitic, Alba and Samper look like the best options.
The offense will most likely consist of Munir El Haddadi at the left-wing, Sandro as the center-forward and Barcelona Juveníl A talent Aitor Cantalapiedra at the right-wing.
The team is set to face their opponent with the future talent of the Barcelona system.
Via – Lineup Builder