Squad of 18 announced for Copa del Rey first leg against Valencia

Luis Enrique and his players trained for the match on Tuesday / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB
Bravo, Douglas, Dani Alves, Mascherano, Sandro and Rafinha are the players missed out of the team for Wednesday’s game at the Camp Nou

Barça have a Copa del Rey semi-final first leg at home to Valencia this evening (9.00pm CET) as they bid to become the first club this century to reach the final three times in a row.

Manager Luis Enrique announced the following squad of eighteen on the morning of the match: Ter Stegen, Masip, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Arda, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Bartra, Munir, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Adriano, Aleix Vidal, Vermaelen and Mathieu.

That means that he has opted to do without any of Bravo, Douglas, Dani Alves, Mascherano or Sandro, in addition to the injured Rafinha.