Rakitic returns back to the Barcelona squad… See full team for crucial second-leg cup clash
It has been far from impressive for Barcelona so far this year and they have a chance to correct the wrongs in tonight’s game.
Firstly, they must get a win to kick-off their new year after the disappointing last two results, and then there’s the form of Luis Suarez and Neymar to worry about.
Suarez is yet to score this year while Neymar had the worst spell of his career in front of goal in 2016.
The Blaugranas host Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou for the second leg of the Copa del Rey clash.
Luis Enrique’s men would be entering the game trailing the visitors on aggregate after two quick first half goals saw them loose 2-1 at the San Mames.
Lucho had his full squad to choose from as Jasper Cillessen has made an early return from injury.
The 18-man team also saw Ivan Raktitic restored to the squad while Andre Gomes, Jeremy Mathieu, Jordi Masip, and Aleix Vidal were omitted.
Full Barcelona squad:
Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Denis Suárez, Arda, Andrés Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Rafinha, Mascherano, Paco Alcácer, Jordi Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto, Umtiti.
Kick-off time is 9.15PM CET