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Unionistas CF-FC Barcelona: The possible line-ups for the Copa del Rey round of 16

Published:17/01/2024 - 21:55h

Updated:18/01/2024 - 16:26h

The Copa del Rey round of 16 is coming for FC Barcelona and once again Xavi Hernandez could make several rotations in his line-up. Injuries, absences and the same schedule means that the Egarense has to think about an unprecedented XI

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The FC Barcelona travels to Salamanca to play this Thursday in front of Unionistas CF with until 8 drops for the meeting of the eighth of final of the Glass of Rey. Xavi Hernández will not be able to have available to Raphinha, Ter Stegen, Joao Cancel, Íñigo Martínez, Gavi, neither Marcos Alonso. Besides, Araújo and Lamine Yamal find sanctioned, by what the egarense will have to bet by a XI between fixed, acting and young to look for the necessary pass to the quarter-finals of the tournament of His Majesty.

The Catalan group arrives to Salamanca after contesting the Supercopa of Spain in Saudi Arabia. In semifinals, won in front of the CA Osasuna (2-0) and was goleado in the final in front of the Real Madrid CF (4-1). In Glass of Rey, the Catalan team achieved the pass of round after winning in dieciseisavos to the UD Barbastro (2-3), and now will have the opportunity to do some rotations thinking in his return to LaLiga of the next Sunday when confronting to the Unionistas of First RFEF.

Likely alignments of the Unionistas vs FC Barcelona of the Glass of Rey

  • XI of the Unionistas: Iván Martínez, Camus Perojo, Mayor, Carlos Giménez, Jiménez; Serrano, Villar, Héctor, Álvaro Gómez Martín; Slavy and Losada.
  • XI of the FC Barcelona: Iñaki Crag; Héctor Fort, Koundé, Andreas Christensen, Balde; Oriol Romeu, Frenkie of Jong, Fermín López; Ferran Torres, Lewandowski and Joao Félix.

Iñaki Crag

The guardameta will be still in the titularity once again. It has turned into an indisputable in the middle of the recovery of Marc-André ter Stegen and will have the opportunity to follow adding good performances with the Barcelona, especially after a last party in which it fit four so many. It will have to be very attentive to avoid follow fitting goals, especially if this includes to play much more far of his goal in some moments.


In the defence will have to have at least a change regarding the duel of the Supercopa. In front of the suspension of Araújo and the injury of Cancel that still it keeps , Héctor Fort could add his second consecutive titularity in Glass like right side, whereas the axis of the defensive saga could be formed by Christensen and Koundé in spite of his 'grey' present, beside a Balde that also needs to add minutes and confidence.

Oriol Romeu-Of Jong-Fermín

The big novelty of the XI could be the turn of Oriol Romeu and Fermín López. Xavi could give rest to Ílkay Gündogan, the player that more has added minutes in what it goes of season. Like this then , the one of Ulldecona would split like pivote, accompanied by a Frenkie of Jong that would be the captain of field in the case that Sergi Roberto go out of the XI after a pair of parties very discreet. Fermín can give rest to a Pedri that has to go little by little in his return to the maximum level, especially with the duel in front of the Betis next Sunday.

Ferran-Lewandowski-Joao Félix

In the leading is where can have more doubts for Xavi. In front of the absence forced of Lamine Yamal, sanctioned, could give the return of Joao Félix to the XI. Although Xavi confirmed in press conference that Vitor Roque will have minutes this Thursday, his annoyances of the past Sunday do not leave very clear if it could be from the beginning and like this give rest to a Lewandowski that also will have to Marc Guiu like a 'threat' for this meeting.

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