Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has said Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan will play some part in their Copa del Rey clash at home to Espanyol this evening.
The duo were signed last summer from Atletico Madrid and Sevilla but have yet to play because of a FIFA transfer ban imposed on Barca for breaching rules over the signings of under-age players.
The European champions confirmed on Monday that Turan and Vidal are now officially Barcelona players and have been given their squad numbers, and Enrique has promised them game time at the Nou Camp for the round of 16 first leg tie.
In other Copa del Rey Round of 16 fixtures,
Gary Neville’s Valencia will be out to end a three-match winless run when they face Granada at the Mestalla.
Last year’s finalist Athletic Bilbao will be looking to return to winning ways having dropped two points in Sunday’s La Liga game against Las Palmas, when they host Villareal at the San Mames.
Real Betis will be host again to FC Sevilla – a clash between two rival clubs in the same city- in a space of 15 days.
La liga table toppers Atletico Madrid will look to keep their fight for silverware on all fronts going when they take on Rayo Vallecano.
Deportivo La Coruna will be making their first appearance in the round of 16 when they play away to Segunda Division side Mirandes.