The fact that these clásicos are included in a qualifying condition, in part, the approach of both coaches.
RReal Madrid and Barça confront the fourth clásico of this season with several incognito in the possible one eleven of the team madridista. But if Angel di Maria is the main doubt Jose Mourinho Josep Guardiola absences to leave you less likely to make changes. The fact that it is a two-legged match also the first game condition.
Barca trained yesterday afternoon with fifteen players available to the first team who joined Martin Montoya, Sergi Roberto, Jonathan and Isaac Dos Santos Basin. Given the absence through injury, all indications are that Barca coach could present a similar team that won in December 1-3 with the only variation of Jose Manuel Pinto goalkeeper Victor Valdes as the starter in this competition is Cadiz. Pep himself yesterday reaffirmed Barcelona second goalkeeper in the starting lineup.
In front, a line of four with Alves, Pique, Puyol and Abidal, a midfield pivot with Sergio Busquets and Xavi and Iniesta in the interior, and a front made up of Cesc, Messi and Alexis.
The drawing, with Alves on the right side, you can easily vary from 3-4-3 to 4-3-3 without major problems. That is, a scheme very similar to that presented at the last visit to the Santiago Bernabeu for the game of the season.
Therefore, Guardiola believes his best eleven turn to face the first clásico of the Copa del Rey. Barcelona coach does not show any kind of confidence and therefore aligned to the best, which is in perfect condition, with Pinto and Messi, two with the fixed right now.
Remember that with the low de Villa, Font, Afellay and Peter, Guardiola does not have much choice. So this morning will be the fifteenth Madrid players available who has the first team, plus four of the subsidiary. They will leave this morning (11.00 hours) to Madrid and will be concentrated in the Hotel Eurostars. (via SPORT)