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Athletic Club vs FC Barcelona – Team News & Predicted XIs

Athletic Club vs FC Barcelona - Team News & Predicted XIs
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Check out the team news, injuries, suspensions, and predicted line-ups for the Copa del Rey final between Athletic Club and FC Barcelona.

Athletic Club and Barcelona meet for a second cup final in 2021 on Saturday night in the Copa del Rey.

Inaki Williams’ extra-time goal in January sealed Athletic a 3-2 win over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup final. The Basque club now hope to do it again and seal a first Copa del Rey title since 1984.

Athletic Club Team News & XI

Despite missing the 0-0 draw with Deportivo Alaves last weekend, Yeray Alvarez and Yuri Berchiche have traveled with the squad to Seville.

Midfield duo Oier Zarraga and Peru Nolaskoain are only absentees as they are both recover from recent operations. Therefore, Marcelino has pretty much got a full-strength side for the final.

Injured: Oier Zarraga, Peru Nolaskoain.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.

Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)

FC Barcelona Team News & XI

Philippe Coutinho is still in Brazil recovering from a serious knee injury.

Ronald Koeman, however, has selected practically everybody else and could adopt a 4-3-3 formation as he targets his first title as Barcelona manager.

This also includes teenage forward Ansu Fati and goalkeeper Neto. The pair will travel to Seville with the rest of the squad, despite having not received medical clearance to play in the final.

While Gerard Pique is still feeling discomfort in his knee, the center-back hopes to start. He has reportedly taken a new treatment of punctures with cortisone and analgesic to boost his chances and Koeman believes he can play. Antoine Griezmann, meanwhile, is expected to be restored to the line-up.

Injured: Philippe Coutinho, Ansu Fati, Neto.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.

Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)