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Barça look to start 2023 with a Copa del Rey win

Published:3/01/2023 - 21:27h

Updated:3/01/2023 - 21:28h

FC Barcelona will start this 2023 visiting Intercity in Alicante (21:00 hours), for the 1/16 of the Copa del Rey, in a match in which Xavi has decided to rest Pedri and Robert Lewandowski

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The FC Barcelona will contest this Wednesday 4 January his first official party of the year 2023, and his second since it finished the World-wide of Qatar. The ones of Xavi Hernández went back to compete the past Saturday in LaLiga and finished with a bitter tie in the Camp Nou in front of the Espanyol, in a marked party by the controversy so much before, as during and after the meeting.

The Catalan club received the permission to last so that Robert Lewandowski could contest the meeting, in spite of the notorious disagreement of the instrument parakeet. Already in the middle of the crash, Mateu Lahoz commissioned that the second time of the party will contest more in the benches that in the own field of game and at the end the red cards and the VAR finished conditioning to the culés to only carry a point.

Already happening this page, the Barça will visit the Stadium Rico Pérez to confront to the Intercity of First RFEF by the 1/16 of the Glass of Rey, in a crossing that will mark the debut of the Barcelona team in this edition of the tournament. For contesting the Supercopa of Spain, the culés -beside the others three clubs- received the profit of not contesting the first two rounds.

With a format to only party and of visitor, Xavi knows very well that there is not margin of error, by what already has motivated to his staff offering them like day of rest the Day of Kings in the case to surpass the eliminatory. As it is used to to happen in this type of instances, the Barça is widely upper to his rival, although it knows that these eliminatory punish to the 'big' if it does not go in the sufficiently concentrated.

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Knowing all this, the míster took advantage of in press conference and announced that "the idea is to give minutes to players that does time that do not play like Eric and Araújo. Lewandowski Carries a lot of bagaje and think that goes to be in front of the Athletic, rest for him and for Pedri. Gavi Is well, had a bocadillo in the calf, could not run and asked the change. It is pure passion and is available", aimed.

Equally it ensured that "it is necessary to improve a lot in the offensive appearance, no always goes to be Lewandowski hit and these days it is necessary to improve the effectiveness, no only the forwards, also from the second line". Precisely in this second line would be of headline Pablo Tower, in his first big opportunity to face a party of this type from the beginning.

The mediocampista already was in the eleven in front of Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, but the club culé no longer played at all that day. Now, the victory is necessary himself or yes. Another that will be on the lawn will be Iñaki Crag, the one who already was inscribed like player of the first staff and will not have any problem to play the tournament.

Everything to disposal

Another novelty for the party is that the trainer of Terrassa will be able to have all his staff for the party, after Araújo received the high doctor after surpassing the injury that had left him went from finals of September. Like this then , all the players have gone in in the announcement, including to Jules Koundé that returned to the trainings the past Wednesday.

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