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SPANISH SUPER CUP

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona: how and where to watch - times, TV, online

All the information on how and where to watch Real Sociedad vs Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup at the Nuevo Arcángel, Córdoba on 13 January at 21:00 CET.

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona: how and where to watch - times, TV, online

The Spanish Super Cup kicks off on Wednesday as Real Sociedad take on Barcelona in the first semi-final at Estadio Nuevo Arcángel, in Córdoba.

Follow Real Sociedad - Barcelona live stream online: Spanish Super Cup 2021.

Barcelona, third in LaLiga, go into the match in one of their best moments of the season, after showing no mercy against Granada (0-4) and displaying some consistent football with a seemingly rejuvenated Leo Messi.

In contrast, their opponents Real Sociedad have lost their winning flow in recent weeks and from being the leaders of the domestic competition they have dropped to the 5th position in the standings.

Real Sociedad's momentum is gone

Imanol Alguacil's team will try to return  to winning ways by surprising Barcelona, but the stats don’t help: the Basque outfit have just won one of their last 12 matches in all competitions (LaLiga and Europa League), beating Athletic Club 0-1.

This is only the second time that the Spanish Super Cup has involved four teams and the Txuri urdin won the inaugural edition of the tournament in 1982, defeating Real Madrid 4-1 on aggregate over a two-legged final.

Silva, doubtful; Elustondo, out

For the match against Barcelona, David Silva is working to overcome a muscular problem and could be unavailable, while Aritz Elustondo won't play. Nacho Monreal seems to be fit and ready after returning to full training. Aihen Muñoz is suspended.

Asier Illarramendi and Robin Le Normand could feature from the start, while it’s unclear whether Alexander Isak will be chosen over Willian José.

Messi and Griezmann hit top form

As for Barcelona, Clement Lenglet could partner with Ronald Araujo in defence, as Gerard Piqué and Sergi Roberto are still injured.

Koeman won’t be able to call upon the services of Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati, but the majority of the side that beat Granada last weekend are available.

Messi (16 goals, nine assists), the LaLiga ‘pichichi’, will be the biggest menace for Real Sociedad and he is expected to be supported by an in-form Antoine Griezmann up front together with Ousmane Dembélé.

What time does the Real Sociedad vs Barcelona match start?

The Spanish Super Cup semi-final match between Real Sociedad and Barcelona will be played at Estadio Nuevo Arcángel in Córdoba and will kick off at 21:00 CET on Wednesday 13 January 2021.

That's 20:00 in the UK, 15:00 ET and 12:00 PT.

Find out what time Real Sociedad v Barcelona gets underway where you are in the world.

Where can I watch Real Sociedad vs Barcelona?

No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Real Sociedad vs Barcelona match is available on here.

Spain: Movistar+, #Vamos.

United States: ESPN Deportes, Radio Barca, ESPN Deportes

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona: AS English live coverage

You can also follow our live text commentary, with all the key statistics, here on AS English. We will be building up to the match throughout the day before giving you a minute-by-minute account as it unfolds.