Barring a miracle, Gerard Piqué will not play in the final of the Copa del Rey against Real Madrid, according to Rac1. The Barça centre back has undergone new medical tests on his him and the signs aren't good for Wednesday. The international has improved but still has trouble when running.
If Pique doesn't play, Tata Martino will see it as imperative to recover one of his injured centre backs. Bartra still has a hamstring injury and Puyol, who has said he is ready to play, has not played for a long time due to various injuries. If none of them can play, the alternative to partner Mascherano will be Busquets, as against Granada, or move Adriano central, like last season.