Football news - Lionel Messi only fit for bench as Malcom starts in cup Clasico
Lionel Messi has been named as a substitute for Barcelona's Copa del Rey semi-final first leg clash against rivals Real Madrid.
The 31-year-old suffered a thigh injury during the Catalan club's 2-2 La Liga draw at home to Valencia on Saturday.
Messi's fitness was the main concern for Barcelona ahead of the Copa Clasico but he failed to be deemed fit enough to start. Summer transfer Malcom replaces the Argentine as Ousmane Dembele is unable to recover from a hamstring injury.
Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari fields a strong line-up, making seven changes ahead of their trip to Camp Nou.
Toni Kroos and Diego Llorente come into the centre of midfield as Brazilian Casemiro drops to the bench.
The attack sees Gareth Bale replaced by Lucas Vazquez following the Welshman's recent return from injury, while 18-year-old Vinicius Junior keeps his place in the team after his goal against Alaves on Sunday night.