The three choices to make in Ernesto Valverde’s Clasico XI
Ernesto Valverde has some tricky decisions to make for the game against Real Madrid today around evening time at 9pm CET in the Copa del Rey semi-last first leg.
The first is the Vinicius factor. The Brazilian will start for Real Madrid and will be up against Barca’s right-back. Valverde must pick whether to plat Sergi Roberto there or go for Nelson Semedo. Sergi Roberto started the Clasico in October, the 5-1 win for Barca, but Vinicius was not playing.
The second doubt Valverde has is over Leo Messi’s fitness. The club are waiting on what he has to say today, but if he is fit he will start. On the off chance that not, on the seat or even forgotten. Suarez and Coutinho will go with him in assault.
The third unknown is who will play with Busquets and Rakitic in midfield. Everything indicates it will be Arthur however Valverde likes the battle that Arturo Vidal brings as well.