By Nidhi Uchil on May 30, 2015
|Athletic Bilbao vs FC Barcelona|
FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao will compete again for the Copa del Rey title at Camp Nou . Both sides last met in the Copa del Rey Final on May 25, 2012 with Barcelona being the victorious side with the score of 3-0.Both the sides are aiming to win the title, as they both hadn't won it in recent time.For Barcelona they last won it on 2012, as of for Athletic Bilbao they last won it on 1984 against Barça with the score of 1-0. Interestingly in the list of Most successful clubs in the history of Copa del Rey, FC Barcelona ranks first (26 titles) followed by Athletic Bilbao (23 titles) & followed next is Real Madrid (19 titles).
Barcelona are favorite to win the trophy after their la liga title this year as they are regarded the best and their form has been good throughout the season and it shows as they won the la liga & they are in the final of Copa del Rey & so of the UEFA Champions League. Barça good form is due to the trio of Messi-Suárez-Neymar (MSN).
According to FC Barcelona,Luis Enrique has picked his full squad of all 23 available players for the Spanish Cup Final against Athletic Bilbao, to be played at the Camp Nou.These include Luis Suárez, who has been declared fully recovered from his hamstring injury.
The complete list is therefore as follows: Ter Stegen, Bravo, Masip, Montoya, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Xavi, Pedro, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Rafinha, Mascherano, Bartra, Douglas, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, Adriano, Alves, Vermaelen and Mathieu.
While Barcelona didn't have many injury worries in the days leading up to the Final, Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde didn't have such luck, but he too had nearly all of his players available.
Athletic Bilbao are without Ander Iturraspe, Jonas Ramalho, Oscar de Marcos and Iker Muniain, who are all out injured. Aritz Aduriz has scored 10 goals in his previous 11 games, and will lead the line for Bilbao.
FC Barcelona are strong favorites to win the game and the title
according to the experts.