|Mascherano and Busquets in training | Image: FCB|
Following a bad form of two consecutive games without a win, Barcelona host Basque outfits Athletic Club in the second leg of their 2016/2017 Copa del Rey tie at Camp Nou knowing they must get nothing less than a win after suffering a 2-1 defeat in the first leg at San Mamés.
Lionel Messi pulled a valuable away goal for Barça in the first leg after Iñaki Williams and Aritz Aduriz had already put the hosts in front, that gives Barça more hope of coming back from the tie in the second leg, and coach Luis Enrique has named his squad featuring 18 players for the game.
Currently, Barcelona have no injury problems as they welcome back goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen to the team and he made the squad list over Jordi Masip who did in the first leg.
Midfielder Ivan Rakitic returns to the squad after being left out of the game against Villarreal on Sunday evening but André Gomes, Aleix Vidal and Jeremy Mathieu join Masip out of the squad.
BARÇA SQUAD VS ATHLETIC BILBAO
Goalkeepers: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen;
Defenders: Sergi Roberto, Gerard Piqué, Samuel Umtiti, Javier Mascherano, Lucas Digne, Jordi Alba;
Midfielders: Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Rafinha Alcántara, Arda Turan, Denis Suárez
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Paco Alcácer, Neymar