Spanish Copa del Rey
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has named his strongest possible squad for Wednesday's Copa del Rey semi-final second leg at Villarreal.
The coach has included both Luis Suarez and Javier Mascherano, even though they are a booking away from missing the final should Barca progress.
They travel to El Madrigal with a 3-1 advantage from the first leg, and the only minor surprise is the exclusion of centre-back Marc Bartra, who had a difficult game at Granada on Saturday.
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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has suggested he may rest Luis Suarez for Wednesday's Copa del Rey semifinal second leg at Villarreal, while waving away any concerns the striker might be upset with that decision.
Barca take a 3-1 advantage into the return game at El Madrigal, with Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique having scored in the first leg at Camp Nou.
The Blaugrana have no new injury concerns ahead of Wednesday's game but there is a decision to make over regular starters Suarez and...
On current form you would expect Barcelona's 3-1 win over Villarreal on Wednesday to be enough to guarantee a place in the Spanish Cup final on May 30, and if it had not been for Neymar's penalty miss, it could have been more. However, it was a controlled and confident performance against a good side, and the victory now gives Barcelona 10 wins in a row.
Manager Luis Enrique had said beforehand he wanted a win and a clean sheet, a difficult task against a side that has scored in every one of its...
Espanyol's team bus was vandalised by Athletic Bilbao supporters after arriving at San Mames for Wednesday's Copa del Rey semifinal first leg, according to AS.
The bus, which carried players and coaching staff from the team hotel to Athletic's stadium ahead of the 1-1 draw, was left with its windows shattered, although there were no injuries.