Liverpool target Montoya finally gets game for Barcelona - How did he get on?

It has been a frustrating campaign for Martin Montoya, but the right-back got to start in Barcelona's Copa del Rey clash with Huesca.

Martin Montoya is expected to leave Barcelona in the new year with Liverpool and Juventus said to head the queue for his signature, and his suitors finally got a chance to see him play.

The talented full-back has been a peripheral figure this term having only played 94 minutes in total in the league and his agent has frankly admitted that a move could be on the cards.

But Montoya did get a game in the second leg of Barcelona's Copa del Rey encounter with minnows Huesca and he took full advantage against weak opposition.

Barcelona destroyed Huesca 8-1 at the Camp Nou, racking up a 12-1 aggregate win and easing through to the next round.

Luis Enrique took the chance to shuffle his deck and Montoya was given the chance to play a full 90 minutes, moving between right back and the left side.

Montoya's highlight was a pinpoint assist for Sergi Roberto, which the central midfielder fired into the top corner.

The 23-year-old was bright and showed touches of class, but his strike at goal in the second half didn't find the target.

It is hard for potential suitors to accurately judge Montoya's current form with their only glimpse of former Spain Under-21 international coming against second tier opposition, but he did his prospects of a move no harm with last night's outing.

Reports in Italy suggest that Juventus are a more likely destination than Liverpool at present for Montoya, but the auction is likely to play out in January. 

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