Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona: Confirmed Line-ups – Arda Turan starts 4th game

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Barcelona team news

Barcelona take on Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Cup quarter-finals first-leg at the San Mames just days after beating them 6-0 at Camp Nou in the La Liga last Sunday.

Luis Enrique is without both the injured Lionel Messi and the suspended Luis Suarez going into the last eight clash.

Arda Turan will start his fourth game for Barcelona since making his debut in the same competition a fortnight ago against rivals Espanyol. Barcelona have gone onto win all four games in which the bearded winger has started.

The Turkish international winger will start on the right flank instead of Messi while Munir will fill in on the left and Neymar will start upfront.

The complete Barcelona squad is as follows: Ter Stegen, Masip, Douglas, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Dani Alves, Arda Turan, Iniesta, Neymar Jr, Mascherano, Bartra, Munir, Sandro, Sergi Roberto, Adriano, Aleix Vidal, Vermaelen.

 

Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona

Stadium: San Mames

Kick-Off: 20:00 GMT

Barcelona (4-2-3-1): 1.Ter Stegen 3.Piqué 4.Rakitic 5.Sergio 6.Alves 7.Arda 8.Iniesta 11.Neymar Jr 14.Mascherano 17.Munir 20.S. Roberto

Subs: Masip, Douglas, Bartra, Sandro, Adriano, Aleix Vidal and Vermaelen

Manager: Luis Enrique

Athletic (4-2-3-1): Herrerín De Marcos Lekue Etxeita Laporte Iturraspe Beñat Eraso Susaeta Aduriz Williams

Subs: Iraizoz, San José, Mikel Rico, Gurpegi, Muniain, Balenziaga, Sabin Merino

Manager: Ernesto Valverde

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