Barcelona v Espanyol: Expected Starting Line-Ups – Arda Turan set to make debut

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Barcelona take on cross-city rivals Espanyol at the Camp Nou in the Spanish Cup Last 16 first-leg derby today.

Derby games are always a major affair but two players have another reason to be pumped up. Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal will finally get to make their derby – should Luis Enrique pick them – after a long wait on the sidelines.

Turan and Vidal joined the reigning La Liga champions over the summer transfer window but have been unable to make a single appearance due to the FIFA transfer ban that was imposed on the club.

The restrictions meant that the bearded winger and Vidal could not be registered until Monday 4 January 2016.

Barcelona v Espanyol

Stadium: Camp Nou

Kick-Off: 19:30 GMT

Barcelona (4-3-3): ter Stegen; Vidal, Bartra, Vermaelen, Alba; Busquets, Arda, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Manager: Luis Enrique

Espanyol (4-2-3-1): Pau; Javi Lopez, Roco, Alvaro, Duarte; Diop, Jordan; Asensio, Abraham, Perez; Caicedo

Manager: Constantin Gâlcă

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