The Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) match Cordoba vs. Barcelona is very important for the host. In fact, Tito Vilanova, the newly appointed manager of Barcelona, marked this match as a game of the year for Cordoba . He is right as the second leg kicks off on 10th January 2013. For any competition, first leg is very important. If Barca can win tonight with a nice goal difference, then they will have a great holiday for Christmas and new year, though two more games are yet to be played in La Liga 2012-13 this year. So, Messi has few chances to increase the highest goal scoring record in one calender year. You must know that this superstar recovered from his knee injury and broke the 40 years old record of Gerd Muller. He is now ahead of both Pele 75 and Muller 85.
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Squad for the First Leg
3 regular faces Valdes, Adriano, and Iniesta are OUT. Vilanova wants Iniesta to be fresh in the next match against Atletico Madrid on 16th December, so has been taken out. Cesc Fabregas is also injured, so he needs Iniesta badly.
But, Carlos Puyol is in the squad. Hope, he will be fit against Atletico Madrid as well.
Hope, Barca will put up an extraordinary show tonight. Messi will be competing against him. Good luck Barca. Visca el Barca. Know the meaning of Visca el Barca.