Two years on: Ter Stegen returns to the Copa del Rey
Many doubts surround Barcelona’s starting line-up for the Copa del ReyClasico but what’s certain is that Marc-Andre ter Stegen will start due to the loss of Jasper Cillessen to injury.
The German will play in the Copa for the first time since January 2017, when Barcelona took on Athletic Club at San Mames.
Since then, the Champions League and LaLiga Santander have been his, but the Copa is for the Dutchman.
Madrid will be far from pleased to see Ter Stegen in goal, yet the German has a mixed record against Los Blancos as he has two defeats, two draws and three wins from seven appearances in this fixture.
In LaLiga Santander he has never lost, though Barcelona were defeated twice in the 2017 Spanish Super Cup, losing 3-1 at the Camp Nou and 2-0 at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
This Wednesday he will debut against Madrid in the Copa, with both teams coming into the game with ambitions of the treble and in good form.