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country flag Copa del Rey Round 1/8 Final (1)
Thu 10 January 2019 20:30
Referee
Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea
Weather at KO
weather icon Clear  6oC | Precip: 0% (0 in) | Wind 6.9 mph
Travel Info
1 hour plane
Distance
346 KM

Levante

Last updated: Fri 11 January 2019 14:43
In Brief

Fought back for a draw in opening match of 2019. Missing the injured Antonio Luna, Samu Garcia and Armando Sadiku. Resting Rober Pier, Enis Bardhi, Nikola Vukcevic and Roger Marti.

Looking Back

Levante kicked off 2019 with a 2-2 draw against Girona, a match in which they twice came from behind to equalise.

They recently hosted Barcelona in the league and were thrashed 5-0 in that match.

Looking Ahead

Backup left-back Antonio Luna is ruled out with an adductor injury.

Backup winger Samu Garcia and backup forward Armando Sadiku are both out with knee injuries.

Levante made a number of rotations to their line-up in the previous round against second tier Lugo. This time they're left Rober Pier, Enis Bardhi, Nikola Vukcevic and Roger Marti out the squad to rest them. They could make leave some other starers on the bench too.

Points of Interest

Levante will have had two extra days of rest ahead of this match compared to their opponents.

FC Barcelona

Last updated: Fri 11 January 2019 14:43
In Brief

Started 2019 with a win. Missing the injured Samuel Umtiti, Thomas Vermaelen and Rafinha. Doubts over Sergi Samper. Resting Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Looking Back

Barcelona got off to a good start to 2019 by winning 2-1 away at Getafe on Sunday, a match that wasn't easy but that they managed to get through.

Looking Ahead

Starting centre-back Samuel Umtiti and backup centre-back Thomas Vermaelen are ruled out. As such, Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet should start at centre-back.

Backup midfielder Rafinha is ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Backup midfielder Sergi Samper is a doubt with injury.

Barcelona usually rotate quite a bit in the Copa del Rey and are doing so again. Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have all been left off the squad list.

Points of Interest

Barcelona will have had two days less rest ahead of this fixture compared to their opponents.

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FC Barcelona

Last updated: Fri 11 January 2019 14:43
In Brief

Started 2019 with a win. Missing the injured Samuel Umtiti, Thomas Vermaelen and Rafinha. Doubts over Sergi Samper. Resting Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Looking Back

Barcelona got off to a good start to 2019 by winning 2-1 away at Getafe on Sunday, a match that wasn't easy but that they managed to get through.

Looking Ahead

Starting centre-back Samuel Umtiti and backup centre-back Thomas Vermaelen are ruled out. As such, Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet should start at centre-back.

Backup midfielder Rafinha is ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Backup midfielder Sergi Samper is a doubt with injury.

Barcelona usually rotate quite a bit in the Copa del Rey and are doing so again. Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have all been left off the squad list.

Points of Interest

Barcelona will have had two days less rest ahead of this fixture compared to their opponents.

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Round 1/8 Final (1)
Levante - FC Barcelona 2 - 1