Copa del Rey: Barcelona Face Levante Without Messi, Suarez

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are absent from Barcelona’s patrol for a initial leg of their Copa del Rey tie during Levante.

Barca, who have won a contest 4 years in a row, go to Ciutat de Valencia in a final 16 on Thursday.

But they will do so but dual of their heading lights as Ernesto Valverde has opted not to name Messi and Suarez in his squad.

Jeison Murillo, a loan signing from Valencia, is in a organisation after being an new surrogate in a 2-1 win opposite Getafe final time out, Messi and Suarez scoring a goals.

Munir El Haddadi is another absentee after Valverde indicated a striker, whose agreement expires during a finish of a season, has played his final diversion for a club.

Valverde suggested during a pre-match news discussion he was deliberation regulating midfielder Arturo Vidal in a some-more modernized purpose opposite Levante.

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