David Villa set to start for Barcelona against Cordoba

BARCELONA (Sporting Alert) – David Villa is set to start for FC Barcelona in tonight’s Spanish Copa Del Rey clash against Cordoba at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona will take an useful advantage into the contest, following their 2-0 victory in the opening leg and manager Tito Vilanova has decided to rest several of his star players.

With the likes of Andrés Iniesta, Xavi and Pedro amongst those resting, Villa is set to start in the attack alongside Lionel Messi.

It is still uncertain as whether Cesc Febregas and Alexis Sanchez will also start, but Spanish young midfielder Thiago, Javier Mascherano and Alex Song are all set to be in the starting team.

David Villa has been crying for playing time this season and the Barcelona fans have also voiced their frustration at the club for not giving the Spanish all-time leading goalscorer the minutes he deserves.

Arsenal and Chelsea are two of the many clubs interested in signing the 31-year, who could move from the La Liga club in the summer.

FC Barcelona (Squad): Valdés, Pinto Dani Alves Fàbregas Puyol Villa Alexis Messi Thiago Dos Santos Mascherano Bartra Sergio Song Jordi Alba Montoya Adriano Tello S. Roberto.

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