Barcelona V Celta Vigo - Possible lineups

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Barca face Celta as they look to continue their fine form. EFE

Barcelona V Celta Vigo - Possible lineups

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 +16k

We take a look ahead to Thursday night's Copa del Rey last-16 second leg match between Barcelona and Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou.

Barca host Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey on Thursday night as they look to continue their impreious domestic form and push towards yet another piece of silverware.

However, the Galician side will not make things east for Ernesto Valverde and co., having held on for a 1-1 draw in the first leg at the Estadio de Balaidos and memorably dumping Real Madrid out of this competition a year ago.

According to Spanish publication 'AS', Valverde will deploy a 4-4-2 formation against Celta, with Lionel Messi and Luiz Suarez leading the line for the Catalans. The Barca boss is keen to avoid an upset and will thus field a strong side as he looks to advance in the competition.

French winger Ousmane Dembele could play from the start once again, allowing Paulinho a well-deserved rest. Celta boss Juan Carlos Unzue is expected to play the same formation as his Barca counterpart, with Iago Aspas and Maxi Gomez set to start up front.

Possible lineups: 

Barcelona: Cillessen; Semedo, Mascherano, Piqué, Digne; Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitic, Dembélé; Suárez, Messi.

Celta Vigo: Sergio; Mallo, Gómez, Fontàs, Jonny; Wass, Lobotka, Jozabed, Sisto; Aspas, Maxi.

Matt Morley

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