Sevilla and Barcelona name starting lineups for Copa del Rey semi-final first leg

Barcelona travel to the Andalusian capital this evening to take on Sevilla in the first leg of the semi-final of the Copa del Rey at the Sanchez Pizjuan.

Both sides are still in the fight for European glory but off the pace in La Liga, so the Copa is the best chance either have of winning silverware this season.

Barcelona are in their first season under Ronald Koeman while Sevilla are into their second under Julen Lopetegui, with the Andalusians winning a trophy last season in the form of the Europa League.

Sevilla will be unable to repeat that trick this season as they’re set to face Borussia Dortmund in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Barcelona will play Paris Saint-Germain.

The Catalans are yet to win a trophy under Koeman, the closest they’ve come being their Supercopa de Espana final defeat at the hands of Athletic Bilbao.

Barcelona are a place and a point ahead of Sevilla in La Liga, in third, while they’re three points behind Real Madrid. Both sides are in strong form, with the Catalans winning five on the bounce while Sevilla have claimed four of the last five.

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