Barcelona makes Remontada Vs. Sevilla!!! When Barcelona hosts Sevilla in the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg tomorrow, Wednesday, the goal will be to save the season by continuing in the cup competition.
Barcelona hopes to overcome Seville and reach the Cup final, rescuing the team’s season on the one hand and demonstrating strong support for its Dutch coach Ronald Koeman on the other.
Sevilla has the advantage in this match after winning 2 / at home in the first leg, but Barcelona prepared brilliantly for this match by defeating Sevilla 2-0 at home in the Spanish League on Saturday.
“If we succeed in changing things on Wednesday, the season will change completely… then we will be in the cup final, and our chance of remaining in the title competition will remain,” Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said.
The winner of this match in the final will face the winner of the other semi-final, which pits Levante versus Athletic Bilbao in a back-to-back match on Thursday, aware that the first leg ended in a 1/1 draw at Bilbao Stadium.
Despite Seville’s defeat in the league against Barcelona a few days ago, he has an advantage in the cup match due to his victory two weeks ago at his home stadium, “Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.”
Barcelona will need to win a big game to make up for its first-leg loss, but the team is confident in its ability to do so after putting in one of its best performances in the league against Sevilla this season.
According to Koeman, “I am proud of my players, especially for the physical performance they have put in… Seville has a physically strong squad, and we were able to hold our own against them. We were fine at playing without a ball and much better at playing with one.”
In response to the question of whether he is optimistic in a replay of the Sevilla outcome in the face of the Cup, Pique stated: “Of course, we have trust in this. There is a possibility if we put on a really complete show.”
Despite winning the league match against Sevilla on Saturday, Barcelona lost Pedri to a muscle strain in the match, and the player will miss the match tomorrow.
Due to a sprained ankle, Koeman is likely to miss the efforts of his Uruguayan player, Ronald Araujo, 21.
Araujo had recovered from injury and played in the second half of the Seville match, but he was hurt and forced to leave the stadium minutes before the game ended.
Koeman would also have to consider whether to retain the tactical shift he made in the league match between the two clubs, depending on the defensive trio of Pique, Clement Lenglet, and Oscar Minguisa, as well as Sergino Dest and Jordi Alba on the wings.
Pedri’s Alex Moriba (18 years) could substitute Pedri in midfield after playing Moriba in the 71st minute of the two teams’ league match on Saturday to score the game’s second goal, which was scored by the team’s striker, Lionel Messi, an Argentine.
Koeman must also decide whether to play only two offensive line players or to include French striker Antoine Griezmann, who sat on the bench for the match between the two teams last Saturday while compatriot Osman Dembele played alongside Messi in the attack.
Lucas Ocampos, on the other hand, is expected to miss Sevilla’s match tomorrow, as defender Marcos Acuna has a small chance of appearing.
Juan Jordan, a Seville midfielder, said, “We are looking forward to reaching the Cup final.” “All I ask is that we do our best.”
Bilbao will host Levante in the other golden square match tomorrow, Thursday, recalling that the two teams met in the league earlier this week and tied 1/1, the same outcome that ended the first-leg match between the two teams in the golden square of the cup at Bilbao Stadium. Levante now has a small edge going into the second leg.
“We had a fantastic season,” Paco Lopez said of Levante, “and we have to maintain this level to reach the final.”
“A 1-1 tie in the first leg gives Levante an advantage since they play the second leg at home,” said Marcelino, Bilbao’s coach.