Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Barcelona will be looking to book their place in the Copa del Rey last 16 with yet another win over Cultural Leonesa. Ernesto Valverde rested first-team regulars in the first leg and he is likely to mix the squad in Wednesday’s football game as well. Leo Messi is likely to start from the bench, but Ernesto Valverde has a number of top class players to choose from and regardless of which footballers will be deployed in the starting XI, home win should be considered. Barca proved their worth in a routine 2-0 win over Villarreal at the weekend and we predict that they are going to defeat Cultural Leonesa without any difficulties. The Segunda B side face an uphill task in the Camp Nou clash and we are positive that they are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Catalonia.
Highlighted Player (Gerard Pique):
Gerard Pique is a Spanish footballer who was born in Barcelona on 2 February, 1987. He is married to famous Colombian singer Shakira and they have two sons Milan and Sasha. Pique is a product of La Masia, the Barca’s youth academy, but he started his senior career at Manchester United.
He returned to his boyhood club in 2008 and he has been playing for the Catalan giants ever since. The 193-cm-tall footballer is a centre back who is good in the air. His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing a defensive midfielder if needed. Pique won his sixth La Liga trophy with Barca in the 2015/2016 season and in 2008 he has three Champions League titles with the Catalan giants as well.
During his spell with Manchester United, Gerard Pique won the Premier League trophy (2007/2008) and he helped the Red Devils win the Champions League trophy the same season. Speaking of his international career, the Barcelona defender won the 2010 FIFA World Cup with Spain, while lifting the European Championship trophy two years later.