|Lucas Digne in training ahead of the Real Sociedad game | Image: FCB|
FC Barcelona are 90 minutes away from qualifying for the 2016/2017 Copa del Rey semifinal as they host Real Sociedad in the second leg of their quarter final tie at the Camp Nou, holding a 1-0 advantage entering into the tie.
Goal from Neymar in the first leg gave Barça the advantage at the Anoeta last week, giving Barça the advantage. Now all that is left is for the Catalans to finish the job at the Camp Nou on Thursday night and Coach Luis Enrique has named 18 Players in his squad to face Eusebio’s side.
The major return to the squad is defender Javier Mascherano who sat out the club’s last game through suspension, the Argentine is part of the central defensive squad alongside Gerard Piqué, Samuel Umtiti and Jérémy Mathieu.
Goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen has been rested for the game which means Jasper Cillessen is set to start and was joined in the squad by Jordi Masip. Out through injuries are Rafinha Alcántara, Sergio Busquets and Andrés Iniesta who are still yet to recover from their respective injuries.
BARCELONA SQUAD VS REAL SOCIEDAD
Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen, Jordi Masip;
Defenders: Aleix Vidal, Sergi Roberto, Gerard Piqué, Samuel Umtiti, Javier Mascherano, Jérémy Mathieu, Lucas Digne, Jordi Alba;
Midfielders: Ivan Rakitic, André Gomes, Denis Suárez, Arda Turan;
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Neymar, Paco Alcácer.