Twenty-year-old Senegalese defender Diawandou Diagne could be the next youngster in line for a first-team debut in tomorrow’s Copa del Rey 2nd leg game with Huesca (Tuesday 10 pm). With a four-goal advantage from the first leg two weeks ago Luis Enrique will no doubt rest many regulars to give some minutes to the lesser-used first-team players and to some Barça B boys. Diagne, Munir, Sandro, Samper and Adama Traore trained today with the first team and it seems likely they will make the 16-man squad that Luis Enrique will name in the morning.
Huesca demonstrated ambition to try and score in the first game and it seems likely they will again be more interested in a consolation goal than in keeping the score down. This could make for an entertaining game despite the fact there is little to play for. Barça will be hoping to rediscover the goal after the disappointing goalless draw with Getafe on Saturday.
Jordi Masip is another player who could gain a debut tomorrow if Luis Enrique decides to give him a chance a goal. Adriano and Douglas will probably play as full backs while Sergi Roberto and Rafinha will be hoping for a chance in midfield. It would be great to see another first team chance for Adama Traore, the Hospitalet Arrow is still a rough diamond but his power and speed can trouble any defence. However, it seems likely that Pedro, Sandro and Munir will start and Adama will need to wait his chance as a substitute.
Barça: Masip; Douglas, Bartra, Mascherano, Adriano; Sergi Roberto, Samper, Rafinha; Pedro, Sandro, Munir.
Huesca: Dani Jiminez; Aythami, Alex Garcia, Carlos David, Morillas; Iñigo Ros, Camacho; Gassama, Tyronne, Josan; Esnaiser.
Prediction: Barça 5 Huesca 1
Date: Tuesday 16 December 2014. Kick-off 10 pm local time.