Barcelona - Espanyol

Barcelona - Espanyol


Group Barcelona

Goalkeepers: Ter tight Masip

Defenders: Pique, Vermaelen, Mathieu, Bartra, Alba, Alves, Vidal

Midfielders: Javier Mascherano, Rakitic, Busquets, Turan, Iniesta

Forwards: Messi, Suarez, Neymar, Munir

Injured: Rafinha Alcantara and Sergi Roberto

Outside group: Bravo, Douglas, Adriano, Sandro




Both Catalan club Eighthfinal bite in the first match of the Cup of Spain after his weekend turned round goalless draw for the championship.

So within ten days the audience will enjoy three local derbies in which the proud Espanyol has no intention guard down and even making plans to throw a bomb against European and world champions Barcelona.

Great news for "blaugranas" is associated with incorporation in both new purchases Arda Turan and alleys Vidal, who waited patiently since the summer day that will debut for five-time European club champion.

Coach Luis Enrique has already hinted that he would throw them in the game. Turk will probably act in the typical role of defensive midfielder or wing, while Vidal can manifest in three post - as a central defender, back and wing.

Luis Enrique boys play the role of heavy favorite in this match. They are the current holders of the trophy and have 10 wins in their last 11 games Cup.

Barcelona and Espanyol have competed 17 times in the tournament, and in 1957 played the final, won by more famous of the two clubs. Barcelona has eight consecutive success in the race over city rival, as it was the last round with a total score 3: 2 in the 2008/09 season.