Barcelona vs Elche - Live Team Sheet

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is not messing about in the Copa del Rey this season, judging by the starting line-up he's picked to face Elche in the last 16 tonight (Thursday).

Whilst great rivals Real Madrid paid the price for resting Cristiano Ronaldo against Atletico Madrid last night, Barca have decided to try and avoid a potential upset by picking one of the strongest sides available.

Attacking trio

That means Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all start in attack, despite circulating headlines of unrest at the Camp Nou.

In defence, the big names again get the not, with Dani Alves and Jordi Alba starting on the flanks. Gerard Pique is at the heart of defence, with the versatile Javier Mascherano pushed into midfield.

He's joined by Ivan Rakitic and Sergi Roberto, but it's the front three that will really get the Catalan faithful excited against the basement boys in La Liga.

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Live Team Sheet


TerStegen - Alves Pique Bartra Alba - Rakitic Mascherano Sergi Roberto - Messi Suarez Neymar.

SUBS: Masip, Montoya, Pedro, A.Iniesta, Adriano, Samper & Munir.


Tyton, Damián, Enzo Roco, Lombán, Domingo Cisma, Pelegrín, Edu Albacar, Pasalic, Fayçal Fajr, Coro y Cristian

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