One day before the Copa del Rey final between Athletic Club and FC Barcelona, the blaugrana coaches have made public the squad list for the match. As expected, Alexis Sánchez and José Manuel Pinto make the list after receiving medical clearance today, after training normally thelast few days, overcoming their injury issues. Also making the trip to Madrid are four players from the reserves: Montoya, Bartra, Dos Santos, and Tello. The absences are as follows: Alves, Puyol, Abidal, Fontàs, and Villa.
Pep Guardiola will bring his entire squad to Madrid, with Éric Abidal the only exception.
Barça completed its preparations for the big final this Thursday afternoon with a training session behind closed doors at the Camp Nou. To finalize the details before the duel with Athletic Club, the coaching staff shifted the team’s training activities from the Ciutat Esportiva to the Stadium. Besides the called up players, also present at today’s training session were Barça B players Carles Planas and Oriol Rosell.
Squad list: Valdés, Piqué, Cesc, Xavi, Iniesta, Alexis, Messi, Thiago, Pinto, Mascherano, Keita, Busquets, Pedro, Afellay, Adriano, Cuenca, Montoya, Bartra, Dos Santos, and Tello
Also traveling will be injured players Alves, Puyol, Villa, and Fontàs.
Source: fcbarcelona.cat; Images: Miguel Ruiz (FCB)