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This Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) match Barcelona vs. Alaves will kicks off at Camp Nou. This is the 2nd leg. In the 1st leg, Barca ruled the match completely. Barca has a 0-3 lead over Alaves, so Barca is pretty sure to go to the next level, though Tito Vilanova is not taking the match easily. He denied to take the match easily, but the squad is full of uncommon faces. Messi, Iniesta, and Xavi are not even in the 16 men squad. Instead of Victor Valdes, Pinto will be playing.
Good News: Thiago, Adriano, and Villa is in the squad. Villa missed the last match due to left ankle injury.
Bad News: Messi, Iniesta, and Xavi are not even in the 16 men squad. Instead of Victor Valdes, Pinto will be playing. Fortunately, none of them is injured. They are having rest.
“I don’t think it’s all over” he says. “We were winning 3-0 in Mallorca and they scored twice. That could happen again … The best way to respect the competition, the opponent and our fans is to approach the game with the utmost seriousness.”
“It will be good for the players coming back from injury, like Thiago and Adriano, to get some playing time, and it will also be a chance to see how the Barça B players react to playing at a venue like the Camp Nou.”
“Although I don’t like entrusting myself to any one player”, and also that Villa is in the side, although he has yet to be declared fully fit.”