Copa del Rey quarter-final 2nd leg preview: Malaga vs FC Barcelona

23 Jan

Jordi Roura has named 19 players for tomorrow’s Copa del Rey quarter final return match at Malaga with the principal novelty being the return of David Villa after his hamstring problems. Gerard Piqué is also in the list after becoming a father last night, and after last week’s 2-2 draw in the first leg at Camp Nou, Barça need a win or a very high score draw to set up a semi-final which, barring a miracle from Valencia tonight, will mean two more mouthwatering clásicos with Real Madrid.Villa’s return gives us more options but the best news of the week was the medical clearance given to Isaac Cuenca after nearly eight months out with a knee injury. With a higher number of players in the squad it may become more complicated to keep everybody happy and for tomorrow’s game Cuenca, Martin Montoya, Marc Bartrá and Johnathan dos Santos have all been left at home. In Dos Santos’s case it would seem clear that he is surplus to requirements at the moment and it is difficult to understand why he doesn’t accept a loan offer for the rest of the season.

via Copa del Rey quarter-final 2nd leg preview: Malaga vs FC Barcelona.

via Copa del Rey quarter-final 2nd leg preview: Malaga vs FC Barcelona.

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