Barcelona will attempt to grab their first silverware this season when they face league rivals Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey finals.
The two teams have met several times in the final over the years. It will be the ninth time they have faced each other with barca having won six of the eight finals they have met in before. Barcelona is the only Spanish team to win the Copa del Rey more than any other club with a record of 30 times, while their opponents are second in the list with 23.
The Spanish giants saw their 19-match unbeaten league record ended by a 2-1 defeat to rivals Real Madrid on Saturday evening.
Let’s see how they might lineup:
Philippe Coutinho, Ansu Fati and Neto are all out due to injuries. Sergi Roberto made his return from injury against Real Madrid in the second half but is unlikely to start in the final. Gerard Pique also returned from injury but could be given a chance in the other half. De Jong will continue in midfield with his partners Busquets and Pedri. Lionel Messi and Ousmane dembele will lead the attack for Ronald Koeman, while Braithwaite and Griezmann could come in off the bench if needed by Ronald Koeman.
Possible Xi (3-4-1-2)
Ter Stegen, Lenglet, Araujo, Mingueza, Dest, Jodi Alba, busquets, de Jong, Pedri, Messi, Dembele.