Gaizka Garitano has made three changes to Athletic’s starting line-up from the home defeat to Getafe last weekend. Nunez, Vesga, and Capa return to the side in place of Villalibre, Lekue and Unai Lopez, with the home side seemingly opting for a three-man defense today.
Stadium: San Mamés, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
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Barcelona shows one change from their 2-1 league win over Levante four days ago, with Roberto coming in for the benched Griezmann. Fati scored both goals for Barca last time out and retains his spot alongside Messi, who has made plenty of headlines in the build-up to this game.
Barcelona has been knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Athletic Bilbao at the quarter-final stage! Williams, who had a first-half goal ruled out for offside, made the breakthrough for Athletic against the run of play with an impressive deft header three minutes into added time. Barca had been building pressure throughout the second half and wasted two big chances, with Griezmann and Messi both being denied by the legs of Simon.