COPA DEL REY
Athletic Club vs Barcelona how and where to watch: times, TV, online
All the information you need on how, where and when to watch the Copa del Rey fixture between Athletic Club and Barcelona in Bilbao on 6 February 2020.
It's all kicking off at Barcelona off the field but there is still football to be played. Lionel Messi and Eric Abidal have had a very public spat and Josep Maria Bartomeu flew home from Brussels to sort it out. Word is that Abidal will keep his job for now but Messi is angry. And that might not bode very well for Athletic Bilbao, who they play on Thursday night in the Copa del Rey quarter-final.
Quique Setien says Messi is smiling and happy but Barcelona, as a squad, aren't looking too healthy. They have just 16 first team players for the trip to tricky San Mames with Samuel Umtiti travelling up to Bilbao on his own with a courtcase to deal with first on Thursday. They are missing Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and have filled out the rest of the squad with B team players, young and untested.
San Mames is not somewhere you want to go with young and untested players. Athletic Bilbao are sitting ninth in LaLiga and the Copa is their only real chance of a title this season. They'll see a distracted Barcelona side coming to town and they will be ready. They are without Iago Herrerín and Oscar de Marcos but aside from that Garitano has his full squad.
What time does the Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona game kick off?
The Copa del Rey quarter-final between Athletic Club and Barcelona will kick off at San Mamés, Bilbao on Thursday 6 February 2020 at the local time of 21:00 (CET).
You can click here to find out what time the Athletic Bilbao vs Barça game kicks off wherever you are in the world.
Where can I watch Athletic Club vs Barcelona?
If the match is available in your country, you can click here to see what channels will show the Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona game. Sadly, the game hasn't been picked up by many international outlets but if you're in Spain, you can watch on either Cuatro or DAZN. And you can always follow our live coverage of the game too if you can't catch it live (details below).
Is the Athletic Club vs Barcelona game available online?
Thursday's match in Bilbao is available in some nations through the rights holders' online platform, if they have one. Your best bet is to check who is showing the game in your country, and if they have an online service or iOS/Android app to watch it on.
Athletic Club vs Barcelona live on AS English
Remember you can always keep up to date with every kick of the ball at San Mamés with our very own inimitable live coverage, right here on AS English.