translated from Spanish: Arturo Vidal would be a starter in Barcelona for today’s duel for Copa del Rey

Barcelona will have a tough challenge this afternoon when they visit in San Mamés at Athletic Club Bilbao, in the match valid for the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.The Catalans reach this commitment after beating Levante last weekend , and with the controversy between Lionel Messi and Eric Abidal, technical secretary of the club, for the departure of former DT Ernesto Valverde.The Chilean Arturo Vidal would start this day, after overcoming the discomfort in his left thigh, and being considered for this meeting by the strategist Quique Setién.As reported by Radio Cooperativa, the «culés» would form with: Ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Gerard Piqué, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Frenkie De Jong, Sergio Busquets, Vidal; Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Ansu Fati.For their part, the Basques do not live a good present in Spanish football, since they do not know of victories this year 2020 of La Liga, falling in the last duel at home against Getafe.In addition, the last two rounds of the Copa del Rey that they played , managed to move forward after reaching the definition for criminal launches. The local would jump into the field with: Unai Simon; Capa, Yeray, Nunez, Iñigo Martínez, Yuri; Unai López, Dani García, Raúl García; Williams and Muniain.The match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Barcelona will be played from 17:00 in Chile in San Mamés, with the arbitration of Spaniard Juan Martínez.

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