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BarcelonaBarcelona

Garcia (39'), Berchiche (90')
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Griezmann (60'), de Jong (63'), Messi (68', 72')

How Barcelona could line up against Athletic Bilbao

How Barcelona could line up against Athletic Bilbao
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Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Barcelona could line up in Saturday's Copa del Rey final with Athletic Bilbao.

Barcelona will be looking to win the Copa del Rey for the 31st time when they take on Athletic Bilbao in the final of the 2021 competition on Saturday evening.

The Catalan giants will again be without the services of Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati due to long-term knee injuries, while number two goalkeeper Neto still has an ankle problem.

Head coach Ronald Koeman is expected to make changes from the side that started the 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in La Liga last weekend.

Antoine Griezmann was left out of the XI for El Clasico but should return to the side here, joining Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi as part of a front three.

Frenkie de Jong started in midfield against Real Madrid but could drop back into a defensive area for this match, while fit-again Gerard Pique is also in line for a spot at the back.

Sergi Roberto made his return from injury off the bench against Zinedine Zidane's side but is unlikely to be considered for a start in this match, meaning that Sergino Dest should continue as the right-sided wing-back.

There are not expected to be any major surprises elsewhere, with Pedri, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba set to feature in the starting XI.

Barcelona possible starting lineup: Ter Stegen; De Jong, Pique, Lenglet; Dest, Busquets, Pedri, Alba; Griezmann, Messi, Dembele

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