Barca rest trio for Cartagena

Barcelona have named the squad to face Cartagena in the second leg of their Copa del Rey clash, omitting Xavi Hernandez, Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets.

With the Catalans 4-1 in the tie heading into the second leg of the Round of 32 at home on Tuesday evening, Tata Martino has opted to rest Pique and Busquets as a technical decision, whilst Xavi is also given the match off as a precaution due to an overload in his calf muscle.

For the Cup test, Adriano returns to the squad after serving a League suspension at the weekend, in a strong-looking 16-man squad without space for any B team players.

Barcelona squad to face Cartagena:Pinto, Olazábal, Montoya, Fàbregas, Puyol, Pedro, Iniesta, Alexis, Neymar Jr, Mascherano, Bartra, Song, Jordi Alba, Tello, Adriano, Sergi Roberto

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