In the second leg of the Valencia vs Barcelona fixture of Copa Del Rey, Valencia is locking horns with Barcelona on their home turf at 2:00 AM (IST) on February 9th. This is by all means would be a nail biting contest since both the teams know the importance of winning this fixture of the game. For the home team, it would be a difficult task since they have lost the first leg of this fixture and to win this fixture they have to score two goals at least and cannot concede one.
When: February 9, 2:00 AM IST
Where: Mestalla Stadium, Spain
Head to Head Encounters: (6 matches)
Valencia Won – 1
Barcelona Won – 3
Not decided – 2
Domenech (GK), Gaya, Garay, Paulista, Montoya, Soler, Parejo, Kondogbia, Lato, Moreno, Mina
Keyplayers: Paulista, Montoya
Cillessen (GK), Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba, Iniesta, Busquets, Paulinho, Rakitic, Messi, Suarez
Keyplayers: Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Andres Iniesta, Paulinho
Valencia have lost their last five matches in all competitions, with Marcelino’s side really struggling due to a lot of injury absentees.
The home side previously held Barcelona to a 1-1 draw at Mestalla in La Liga earlier this campaign, but without the likes of Jeison Murillo and Goncalo Guedes to call upon, their options are looking a lot more limited.
Barcelona have lost just one game across all competitions so far this season, but an organised Espanyol have caused them a great deal of problems lately. Valencia will want to follow their lead and defend well.