Coach Ernesto Valverde named captain Andres Iniesta, back from injury, in the starting line up. He first kicked a ball alongside his older brothers on the futsal pitches close to his home.
With Philippe Coutinho expected to make his long-awaited debut for Barcelona tonight, club legend Ronaldinho has told the midfielder to "give it everything and make people happy". He was spotted by Brazilian club Vasco Da Gama and flourished under their youth system.
Sevilla saw off Atletico Madrid in an impressive win, while Valencia beat Alaves on penalties, and Leganes secured the most eye-catching win of the quarter-finals by knocking out Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Barca, who have won the Copa del Rey in each of the past three seasons, lost to city rivals Espanyol last week thanks to Oscar Melendo's 87th-minute goal.
Who is to blame for the US government shutdown?
What's also different about this shutdown is that everything is more forgettable in the frenetic news cycle of the Trump era. Texas IRS employees are still preparing for the start of the tax filing season after the newly passed tax law.
Hate the players AND the game — Government shutdown
The government shutdown enters a third day Monday after the Senate failed to reach an agreement to reopen federal agencies. Trump announced his decision to end the program in September. "But I'm optimistic it is going to be".
UFC 220: Cormier dominates Oezdemir, keeps belt
Need More winners against the spread? The fifth round was nothing more than a formality as neither fighter put up much resistance. At some point in the fight, if Cormier wants to win, he will have to traverse the striking ranges of Oezdemir, and that is risky.
Sunday's Conference Championship Games — NFL Playoffs
The Jaguars have the best defense in the league and the Patriots have the best quarterback, even if he does have a minor injury. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media told Good Morning Football that running back #Rex Burkhead inflicted the cut on Brady's hand.
Shocked - Leeds United Star Stunned By New Club Badge
He told talkSPORT: "What we do accept is when you make a change like this, you're going to certainly divide fan opinion". It's not been my easiest day in the office. "The fact is, it's taken two injury-time goals in both legs to beat us".
What is behind the stalemate — US government shutdown
U.S. stocks advanced on Monday as each of Wall Street's main indexes touched a record intraday level after the shutdown deal. The U.S. government had not previously been shut down since 2013, when about 800,000 federal workers were put on furlough.