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Dec 5, 2018 at 8.30pm UK at ​Camp Nou (Barcelona)
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El Haddadi (18'), Suarez (26', 70'), Malcom (43')
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How Barcelona could line up against Cultural Leonesa

Sports Mole looks at how Barcelona could line up in Wednesday's Copa del Rey clash with Cultural Leonesa.

Barcelona will be looking to secure their spot in the last-16 stage of the Copa del Rey when they welcome Segunda B outfit Cultural Leonesa to Camp Nou on Wednesday night.

Barcelona will take a 1-0 advantage into the second leg of the last-32 tie, with Clement Lenglet scoring the only goal of the first leg at the end of October.

Head coach Ernesto Valverde will make changes to his XI following Sunday's 2-0 win over Villarreal in La Liga.

Here, Sports Mole has taken a look at how a much-changed Barcelona could line up against the third-tier side on home soil.


POSS BAR XI vs. CUL

Out: Rafinha (knee), Thomas Vermaelen (hamstring), Sergi Roberto (hamstring), Luis Suarez (knee), Sergi Samper (calf), Jasper Cillessen (leg), Samuel Umtiti (knee)
Doubtful: Arthur (abductor tear)

As mentioned, Valverde will ring the changes from the clash with Villarreal on Sunday night. Ruben Semedo and Arturo Vidal are among those who could keep their spots, but there will be a number of alterations.

Carles Alena came off the bench to score against Villarreal and will start, and the 20-year-old is expected to be joined in midfield by Denis Suarez, who is in desperate need of some first-team action.

Munir El Haddadi could be given the chance to lead the attack with support from Ousmane Dembele and Malcom, with Lionel Messi and Philippe Coutinho among those to be given the night off.

The big story could come between the sticks, with 19-year-old Inaki Pena in line to make his first-team debut as number two goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen is still struggling with a foot problem.

Meanwhile, the likes of Juan Miranda and Chumi Brandariz, who were both on the bench against Villarreal, should be handed starting roles.

An extensive injury list still includes the likes of Rafinha, Sergi Roberto, Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1594241192231
2Sevilla1584327161128
3Atletico MadridAtletico1577121101128
4Real Madrid158252319426
5AlavesAlaves157351817124
6Levante156452725222
7Real Betis156451617-122
8Getafe155641612421
9GironaGirona145631716121
10Espanyol156361720-321
11Celta Vigo155552824420
12Real Valladolid155551315-220
13Real Sociedad155461818019
14EibarEibar155461923-419
15Valencia153931212018
16Leganes154561519-417
17Villarreal153571519-414
18Athletic Bilbao141851423-911
19Rayo Vallecano152491530-1510
20Huesca1514101230-187

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