Barcelona take on Athletic Bilbao hoping to defend their crown as the Copa del Rey champions at the San Mames stadium.

Luis Enrique has decided to field a strong squad with the MSN – Messi, Suarez and Neymar – starting.

Turkish international star Arda Turan will not start but he has been included on the bench. The 29-year-old has been in great form this season scoring 11 times and providing seven assists in 19 appearances across all competitions.

Turan is currently in the midst of his best season in terms of goals scored and assists provided since moving to Spain from Galatasaray.

Barcelona are currently on a 10 match unbeaten run in all competitions having won their last four consecutive games.

Bilbao meanwhile have lost just two of their last 10 games but the last time they were defeated at home it was against Barcelona.

In fact Barcelona have won all five of their last five games against Bilbao.

Barcelona confirmed XI: Ter Stegen, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Jordi Alba, S.Roberto, Umtiti

Bilbao confirmed XI: Iraizoz, Bóveda, Balenziaga, Laporte, Etxeita, San José, Iturraspe, Raúl García, Williams, Saborit, Aduriz

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