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Barcelona vs Espanyol, LIVE: Philippe Coutinho debut

  • Barcelona take on Espanyol in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Thursday 
  • Philippe Coutinho is expected to play as Barcelona aim to turn things around 
  • Espanyol beat Ernesto Valverde’s side 1-0 in the first leg earlier this month 
  • Barcelona starting XI: Cillessen; S. Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Aleix Vidal, Busquets; Iniesta, L Suarez, Messi
  • Follow Sportsmail for all the build-up and coverage when it kicks off at 8.30pm 

Philippe Coutinho is expected to feature as Barcelona take on Espanyol in the second leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final on Thursday night.

Ernesto Valverde’s team trail 1-0 after Oscar Melendo’s late strike in the first leg. 

Coutinho, along with the rest of his team-mates, will be aiming to overturn the deficit to get Barcelona to their eighth consecutive Copa del Rey semi-final.

Follow Sportsmail’s TOM FARMERY for all the build-up and live coverage of the match when it kicks off at 8.30pm UK time.



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