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Pre Match Video
Luis Enrique on Tuesday (26 January) talked about the second leg of Barcelona’s Copa del Rey tie against Athletic Bilbao.
“I expect the same type of match that we played against Athletic Bilbao in the first leg. They are a team that have the same objective in every game they play. I don’t expect anything different. In fact, they will be more dangerous because the first leg result of 0-0 isn’t good for them. Every game that we play against Bilbao presents complications and a challenge for us, especially in a knock round tournament which is yet to be decided.”
“Neymar is doing very well. As you know we never take risks. There is no risk, he has trained is in top shape.”
“We will continue to drop points at time, you’ll see. There is no doubt that all three teams at the top of the table will continue to drop points. It’s logical because of the difficulty of the games we face, and the calendar that we have. Also, these are football players and not machines. Football is a group based sport and can present lots of surprises. For the moment only tomorrow’s game against Bilbao matters, the rest are all in the future and we’ll see closer to the time.”
Athletic (4-3-3): Herrerin; Boveda, Laporte, Lekue, Balenziaga; San Jose, Mikel Rico; Susaeta, Eraso, Wiliams; Aduriz.
Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Alves, Pique, Vermaelen, Mathieu; Mascherano, Sergi Roberto, Rakitic; Suarez, Neymar, Messi.