Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
There will be fireworks when Barcelona and Sevilla face each other at Camp Nou in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, return leg. Barca suffered a 2-0 loss to los Sevillanos at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan a week ago, but it has to be noted that Ernesto Valverde rested key players in the first leg. The Spanish tactician is likely to field the best possible side in Wednesday’s football match, therefore, we predict that the Catalan giants are going to overcome the deficit. Both Leo Messi and Luis Suarez are set to return to the starting line-up and all eyes will be on the duo when the two teams face each other at Camp Nou. Sevilla are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but seeing that they often struggle on the travels, we are positive that Pablo Machin’s troops are going to return to Andalusia empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Jordi Alba):
Jordi Alba is yet another product of Barcelona’s youth academy La Masia. The pacey full back, though, started playing for Valencia at senior level and after making 74 league appearances for los Che he returned to Barcelona in 2012.
He signed a five-year deal with Barca on 28 June, 2012 and he made his debut for the Catalan giants on 19 August in a 5-1 win over Real Sociedad. Alba won his third La Liga title with Barca in 2016 and it has to be noted that he participated in a 3-1 win over Juventus in the 2014/2015 Champions League final. The left-footed defender made his Spain debut on 11 October, 2011 and one year later he won the European Championship trophy with la Furia Roja.
He scored in the final against Italy. Jordi Alba has four caps for Spain U21 team and he played for Catalonia as well. The left back was born in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat on 21 March, 1989.
Highlighted Team (Sevilla):
Sevilla Futbol Club is a Spanish football club from the city Andalucia. The club is playing in the Spanish Primera Division and is playing his home games in Estadio Ramo Sanchez Pizjuan. An impressive venue with the capacity to hold 45 500 football fans. The biggest rival of Sevilla FC is city rival Real Betis Sevilla.The current second team of Sevilla is called Sevilla Atletico and is playing in the Segunda Division B. Nicknames for Sevilla are Los nervionenses and Los Rojiblancos.
Sevilla won the Spanish title once in 1946. In Spain Sevilla won the Copa del Rey 4 times. In European competitions the team had more success. The club managed to win the Europa League 4 times and is currently the most successful club in the Europa League.
The most remarkable players that played for Sevilla FC are: Suker, Zamorano, Alves, Ramos, Rakitic and the legendary Diego Maradona.