Messi and Suarez rested for Copa del Rey clash at Levante

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    Barca boss Ernesto Valverde

    Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are among a host of players being rested by Ernesto Valverde for Barcelona’s Copa del Rey clash with Levante.

    The Catalans travel to Levante tomorrow for the first leg tie with a second-string team.

    After a training session today, Valverde named his 18-man squad.

    Making the trip are:

    1. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, goalkeeper
    2. Nelson Semedo, defender
    3. Sergio Busquets, midfielder
    4. Denis Suárez, midfielder
    5. Philippe Coutinho, midfielder
    6. Arthur, midfielder
    7. Ousmane Dembélé, forward
    8. Jasper Cillessen, goalkeeper
    9. Malcom, forward
    10. Clement Lenglet, defender
    11. Jeison Murillo, defender
    12. Sergi Roberto, defender
    13. Carles Aleñá, midfielder
    14. Arturo Vidal, midfielder
    15. Juan Miranda, defender
    16. Riqui Puig, midfielder
    17. Chumi, defender
    18. Moussa Wagué, defender

    Gerard Piqué, Ivan Rakitic, Suárez, Messi, Jordi Alba and Munir El Haddadi are rested while Rafinha, Sergi Samper, Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen are missing due to injury.