On Wednesday, starting at 9:00 p.m., Barcelona and Seville meet at the Camp Nou, behind closed doors, in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal.
In the first leg, Sevilla won 2-0 at Nervión, which should make Lopetegui’s men favorites. However, both teams met in a league match last weekend and Barça won the Sánchez-Pizjuán 0-2, making a good match.
Koeman decided to change the system and used a 5-3-2 instead of the more offensive and weak 4-3-3, and the test went very well. However, Pedri was injured and will be out for the Cup clash, which is a great handicap for Barça. The Dutch coach will have to give entry to Riqui Puig or Ilaix Moriba, since Pjanic has an ankle discomfort and it is very likely that his recovery will not arrive in time to play against Sevilla.
The match is very important for Barcelona, since it is practically impossible to advance in the Champions League and the League is complicated, given the advantage that Atlético has. Instead, the Cup title is only two good games away.
Sevilla, for their part, will have to forget the bad feelings of the League and Champions matches against Dortmund, and recover the spirit that led them to star in a great run of results since the start of 2021. Lopetegui will not be able to count on Ocampos or Acuña, but he has wickers to plant a competitive team on the Camp Nou pitch, which makes Barça’s game difficult
A game of those who make fans awaits us.
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