Iniesta is back from injury and back in Barcelona’s starting XI

Barcelona must overcome a 1-0 first-leg loss if they are to knock Espanyol out of the Copa del Rey and reach the semi-final draw, so it will be music to Blaugrana supporters’ ears to learn that Andres Iniesta is straight back into the starting XI.

Iniesta is back from injury and back in Barcelona’s starting XI

The captain had been out with injury, but he has recovered and returns to the team.

The only real surprise in the team is the presence of Aleix Vidal, who has been linked with a move away in recent weeks.

The full Barcelona XI is: Jasper Cillessen; Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Aleix Vidal, Andres Iniesta; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez.

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