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Barcelona made history last April when they became the first club to reach the landmark figure of 30 Copa del Rey titles with a stunning 5-0 win over Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.
No club gets close to Barca in terms of history in the competition, with Athletic Club’s 23 wins next on the roll of honour before Real Madrid come in third with 19.
On Wednesday, Ernesto Valderve’s side will begin their quest to again show their dominance in the knockout tournament as they travel to face third-tier outfit Cultural Leonesa in the last 32, which is played over two legs.
Despite winning 3-1 against Inter de Madrid at the weekend, changes are forecast in the Cultural Leonesa side.
They are notably without their captain, Antonio Martinez, who is banned.
Barcelona will be without long-term defensive injury absentees Thomas Vermaelen and Samuel Umtiti while Lionel Messi will also be on the sidelines once again due to a broken arm. Gerard Pique is rested
meaning Clement Lenglet is the only senior option available in the heart of the defence.
Valverde has called up seven players from the ‘B’ ranks for this clash Inaki Pena, Alena, Miranda, Riqui Puig Cuenca and Chumi, but competition rules mean that there must be at least seven players from the first team on the field at all times.
Jasper Cillessen has been ill, though Valverde has confirmed that he will start.
Fresh from a 5-0 Clasico victory over Real Madrid on Sunday, which accounted for Blancos boss Julen Lopetegui, Barcelona are in high spirits as they make the trip to Leon for their opening Copa del Rey match of the season.
Even the absence of Messi did not stop Valverde’s side from flexing their offensive muscles at Camp Nou at the weekend, but against more modest opposition they have elected to give some star names the night off, among them hat-trick hero Luis Suarez.
The coach has, however, warned of the dangers of complacency ahead of this fixture and has underlined the value he has placed on the competition.
“The cup is a very important competition. I don’t understand the idea of not going for one tournament to focus on another,” he said.
Possible Barcelona XI: Cillessen; Semedo, Cuenca, Lenglet, Miranda; Denis, Samper, Vidal; Dembele, Munir, Malcom
Possible Leonesa XI: Diarra; Saul, S. Gonzalez, Romero, Viti; Bernal, Marcos; Rodriguez, Delgado, Liberto; Ortiz