Athletic Club vs Barcelona: Schedule, TV and how to watch online
Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona will fight for a place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals when they face off in San Mames in one of the most interesting games of this round of the competition.
Athletic Club vs Barcelona Live Online: Scores, Stats & Updates, Copa del Rey 2021-22
Hosts looked good recently in the Spanish Super Cup, where they reached the final after defeating current La Liga champions Atlético Madrid, although they lost 2-0 against Real Madrid.
The men of Xavi Hernandez had their chances of going further in the competition against their semi-final rivals, but Los Blancos came out on top (2-3) in overtime in a brilliant performance by both teams.
Athletic, the second most successful team in the history of the Copa del Rey with 23 titles, booked their place in the round of 16 after beating Mancha Real 0-2.
Athletics seek revenge in Barcelona’s favorite competition
Los Leones, which are ninth seated in the LaLiga standings, entering the game having won three of their last five games in all competitions. Marcelino’s men will try to take revenge on the Catalan powers, as Barca beat them 4-0 in the Copa del Rey final last season.
Els Blaugrana, the the most successful team in tournament history having won the trophy 31 times, are sixth in La Liga after a 1-1 draw with Pomegranate.
The Copa del Rey seems to be the the most “realistic” goal for the culeurs, as they struggle to be among the top four teams in the league, and the Europa League could prove more difficult than expected, especially against a dangerous team like Napoli in the round of 16.
However, Barcelona entered into a positive momentum with the Xavi’s arrival and the return of important actors like Memphis Depay or Ansu Fati to the squad, in addition to the additions of Dani Alves and Ferran Torres.
What time does Athletic Club vs Barcelona start?
The Copa del Rey football match between Athletic Club v Barcelona will begin in San Mamés, Bilbao, on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. US (EDT) and 12:30 p.m. US (PDT).
It’s 9.30pm CET and 8.30pm UK time.
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Where can I watch Athletic Club vs Barcelona in the US and UK?
In the United States and the United Kingdom, the following TV channels and online services will broadcast Athletic Club vs Barcelona:
UK: Premier Sports 1, Premier Player HD.
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Athletic Club vs Barcelona: AS live coverage in English
You will also be able to follow live text coverage of Athletic Club v Barcelona right here at AS. We will build the game from about an hour before kick off, before guiding you through the action as it unfolds.