Barca name Copa Catalunya squad

Tito Vilanova has called up 21 players for Barcelona’s midweek Copa Catalunya clash with Espanyol.

A mixture of first team and B team players make the list for Wednesday’s final between Catalunya’s biggest two clubs Barca and Espanyol.

Victor Valdes doesn’t make the cut, whilst Carles Puyol and Lionel Messi are also absent through respective recoveries from injury. Eric Abidal reportedly skipped training with permission from coaching staff, ahead of announcing his expected departure later this week.

Thiago Alcantara, Marc Muniesa, Marc Bartra, Cristian Tello and Martin Montoya are all absent, having joined up with the Spain Under-21 squad.

Barcelona squad for Copa Catalunya Final: Pinto, Oier, Piqué, Mascherano, Adriano, Jordi Alba, Song, Sergio, Xavi, Fàbregas, Dos Santos, Alexis, Villa, Pedro, Patric, Balliu, Sergi Gómez, Sergi Roberto, Espinosa, Rafinha, Deulofeu

Tags Copa Catalunya