Possible alignment of the FC Barcelona in front of the Athletic of Bilbao in the Glass of Rey


The possible line ups for the Athletic-FC Barcelona in Copa del Rey

Published:16/04/2021 - 20:02h

Updated:17/04/2021 - 01:04h

The Barça confronts this Saturday to the Athletic of Bilbao in the final of the Glass of Rey and Ronald Koeman will have to take out to his best effective to achieve the title

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The FC Barcelona has between his hands achieve the first title of the season. This Saturday, from the 21:30 hours (time Spanish), the culés will confront to the Athletic of Bilbao in the final of the Glass of Rey, in the stadium of The Cartuja. The clash in front of the 'lions' supposes a challenge for the ones of Ronald Koeman and an opportunity for recuperar the positive feelings and 'enchufarse' in the last stretch of the season.

The true is that the blaugrana arrive to the crash copero after two very toneless parties and can that they have changes in the approach of Koeman, remembering that in front of the Valladolid the Barça achieved a victory 'in extremis' and that the Real Madrid surpassed them in the Classical and left to a lot of distinguished players, as well as the system of the team. Thus, it boasts that the Dutch trainer will go back to use the 4-3-3 and will leave to a side, for the moment, his revolution with the line of three defenders.

The Barcelona group needs the victory and celebrate a new title, the first from the season 2018-2019. With this panorama, Koeman will want to take out the best that has in the changing room to impose in front of an Athletic that already him 'snatched' a trophy to the ones of Koeman, the past month of January. To continuation, our forecast of the alignments:

Alignments of the Athletic of Bilbao-FC Barcelona

  • Athletic Of Bilbao: Unai Simón; Of Marcos, Yeray, Íñigo Martínez, Yuri; Álex Berenguer, Dani García, Unai Victorious, Muniain; Williams and Raúl García.
  • FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest, Araújo, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Pedri, Of Jong; Griezmann, Leo Messi and Dembélé.

Ter Stegen

Marc-André ter Stegen will go back to contest a final of the Glass of the King seven years afterwards. The guardameta germano arrives to The Cartuja with good feelings, conscious of the key paper that he has for his team and of the importance that supposes to achieve the first title of the season. It will have to be accurate, however, with the played to unemployed balloon, a factor that the Athletic takes advantage of to the maximum.


The possibilities that Ronald Koeman return to the approach of 4-3-3 are very big and in the defensive saga is where more will have effect the change. In this sense, although Gerard Hammered already has recovered of his annoyances in the right knee, everything aims to that they will be Ronald Araújo and Clément Lenglet those that lead the centre of the defensive saga, whereas Sergiño Dest and Jordi Alba will split by the sides.

With this drawing, it would be necessary to loan a lot of attention to the paper of Dest and Alba, considering that his mejoría in this 2021 had come with the fact that with the 3-5-2 had to fulfil fewer defensive works, since they were backed by a line of three. In any sense, will be key that are very concentrated and can avoid the advances by the bands of the players of the Bilbao.

Busquets-Pedri-Of Jong

The midfield of the FC Barcelona nor suffers modifications often and in the final of the Glass of the King will be vital that the three elected of Koeman are to 100% to begin the played offensive and igualmentand contribute to his mates in defensive works and of recovery. Sergio Busquets, Pedri González and Frenkie of Jong will be, if there are not surprises, headlines in The Cartuja and will have to step forward.

It fits to remember that the paper of the three was very argued in the Classical and that, of some way, remained without shine in front of Kroos, Modric and Casemiro. In this opportunity, will have to go back to show that they are in his best moment and help to the Barça to create from the medullary.


If Koeman bet by the 4-3-3, the safest is that it was the trident of Griezmann, Messi and Dembélé those who jump to the field. In the last party, the 'Principito' was not headline and the Barça lost offensive power, by what boasts that it can go back to appear in the initial alignment of the blaugrana.

In any one of the cases, will be essential that the three go out 'inspired' with win to complicate to the defence of the rojiblancos. In this clash, more than ever, will be very necessary the explosividad of Dembélé, the creativity of Messi and the big capacity to combine of Griezmann.

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