Only three fit first team players are absent from Tito Vilanova’s squad named to face Cordoba in the Copa del Rey this midweek.

The Catalans travel out to Andalucia this Wednesday evening with an otherwise full-strength selection from those available to pick, with only Victor Valdes, Andres Iniesta and Adriano missing out.

B team players Oier Olazabal and Cristian Tello are included in the squad, whilst five senior players – Gerard Pique, Xavi Hernandez, Lionel Messi, Pedro Rodriguez and Jordi Alba – could all make their first appearances of the season in the Cup this week.

Barcelona squad to face Cordoba: Pinto, Oier, Alves, Pique, Puyol, Xavi, Villa, Alexis, Messi, Thiago, Dos Santos, Mascherano, Bartra, Sergio, Pedro, Jordi Alba, Montoya, Song, Tello

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