Valencia have drawn three and lost one since they beat Real Madrid 4-1 at Mestalla but remain capable of performing against anyone on their day, especially if they have a shot at upsetting a historic rival.
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Ronald Koeman spent 34 games in charge of Valencia during the 2007/08 season, winning the Copa del Rey only to be dismissed five days later. He’s never hidden his annoyance at the way that exit was handled and will be gunning for revenge.
Frenkie de Jong was dropped due to a slight niggle, with Philippe Coutinho coming in to replace him. Koeman decided to continue with the youthful centre-back pairing of Ronald Araujo and Oscar Mingueza at the expense of Clement Lenglet.
Barcelona and Valencia have revealed their starting lineups for this afternoon's clash at Camp Nou. Ronald Koeman drops Frenkie De Jong due to a slight niggle to bring in Philippe Coutinho. Jose Luis Gaya captains Valencia. pic.twitter.com/uLZKqDR3hD
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