The Copa del Rey final is this Saturday, and FC Barcelona is seeking to win its second treble in seven years. Recent injury concerns regarding the status of Luis Suarez have been eased as he participated in training today after suffering a slight hamstring injury against Bayern Munich. All first team players participated in training, with Suarez still yet to be cleared for play.
Luis Suarez tally of 24 goals along with 16 assists this season highlights the strength and necessity of Suarez in Barcelona’s South American trio.
Barcelona will be hopeful of a win against Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou this weekend, after winning the previous meeting of these two clubs by a score of 5-2. With the two teams meeting three times before in the Copa del Rey final, the previous meeting in 2012 saw Barcelona win 3-0 at the Vicente Calderón in Madrid.
Xavi Hernandez will be playing his final games for the Catalan giants, which will provide these last matches with a special atmosphere for Barcelona. Xavi will be transferring to play for Al-Sadd in Qatar this summer and will be looking to end his Barcelona career on the ultimate high note.
The Copa del Rey kick off is at 12:30 PM PST this Saturday in Barcelona.