Nineteen players will travel to Cordoba this Wednesday. Vilanova’s squad list includes 17 players from the first team -all the available footballers except for Valdés, Adriano and Iniesta, who will be rested per decision of the coaching staff- plus Oier and Tello, from Barça B. Carles Puyol will make the trip, after being substituted during Sunday’s game as a precaution and spending Monday working in the gym. This Tuesday, the blaugrana captain was able to train normally with the rest of the group.
Of the players called up for Wednesday’s game, there are five who have yet to feature in a Copa del Rey match this season. Piqué, Xavi, Messi, Pedro, and Jordi Alba could all get the chance on Wednesday against Cordoba. Valdés, the other player from the first team who is yet to feature, is not called up for this match.
Squad list: Pinto, Oier, Alves, Piqué, Puyol, Xavi, Villa, Alexis, Messi, Thiago, Dos Santos, Mascherano, Bartra, Sergio, Pedro, Jordi Alba, Montoya, Song, and Tello
Source: fcbarcelona.cat; Image: Miguel Ruiz (FCB)