BARCA WIN WITHOUT VALDES

Barcelona managed to keep their incredible from going despite resting high profile players like Victor Valdes for the Copa del Rey quarterfinals. The Spanish La Liga table toppers were playing a traditional 4-3-3. Victor Valdes was rested so Jose Manuel Pinto took his position as the goal stopper for the Catalan club.

Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique combined as centre backs while the two Brazilian full backs Maxwell and Daniel Alves took their positions on the left and right respectively. Sergio Busquets played as the holding midfielder for the Spanish Giants as Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta featured in their favourite midfield positions. Lionel Messi featured on the right flank as Pedro Rodriguez featured on the left with the Spanish goal-scoring machine David Villa in the centre as a striker.

On the other hand, Real Betis played a traditional 4-4-2. Casto was the one who featured between the two poles as a goal stopper and he was helped by Isidoro, Miki Roque, Arzu and Nacho at the back. Salva Sevilla and Iriney featured in the midfield while Benat Etxebarria Urkiaga and Israel David Bascon Gigato featured on the wings. Ruben Castro and Jorge Molina featured up front as strikers.

Barca might have some new faces in the team themselves, with Theo Walcott and Branislav Ivanovic linked in recent weeks.