Barcelona vs Athletic Club: how and where to watch Super Cup final- times, TV, online
All the information on how and where to watch FC Barcelona play Athletic in the 2021 Spanish Super Cup final at La Cartuja (Seville) on 17 January at 21:00 CET.
After seeing off Real Sociedad and Real Madrid respectively, Sunday's 2021 Super Cup final pits FC Barcelona against Athletic Club with the first major domestic silverware on the line.
The major concern from the Catalan perspective is if Argentine captain Lionel Messi is fit to play after the Rosario born striker played no role in the dramatic penalty shootout semi-final with the player complaining of hamstring issues in the LaLiga win away at Granada on 9 January.
Speaking ahead of Sunday's clash in Sevilla, Barça boss Ronald Koeman stated: "We will see. The player himself always has the last word, "we will wait until Sunday morning to see how his body reacts. We are hopeful he will be available tomorrow.
"If you have the best players in your side, you always have a better chance of winning. We are talking of the number one player in the world.
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"With Leo the team is stronger in terms of creativity and effectiveness, which we otherwise sometimes lack. We have a system in mind but it depends if Leo is involved or not."
Barcelona who have won the Super Cup 13 times will face stern opposition in an Athletic side under new manager Marcelino Garcia who maintains that his side are up for the challenge of facing Barcelona in Sunday's Spanish Super Cup final with the Basque side have a good cup record against Barcelona in recent years.
They beat Barça to lift the 2015 Super Cup, which was the last time Bilbao won a trophy, and they also knocked the Catalans out of last season's Copa del Rey en-route to the final.
"The team is doing well and they're really up for the game. They're going to give everything to win," he told a news conference.
"You don't need to motivate the guys, they're on the verge of winning a trophy by knocking out both Real Madrid and Barcelona in the two games you play, which would be... I was going to say good, but it would be absolutely incredible."
What time does the Barcelona vs Athletic match start?
The 2021 Spanish Super Cup final match between Barcelona and Athletic will be played at Estadio La Cartuja in Seville and will kick off at 21:00 CET on Sunday 17 January 2021.
That's 20:00 in the UK, 15:00 ET and 12:00 PT.
Find out what time Barcelona-Athletic gets underway where you are in the world.
Where can I watch Barcelona vs Athletic?
No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Super Cup final is available on here.
Spain: Movistar+, #Vamos.
United States: ESPN Deportes, Radio Barca, ESPN Deportes
Barcelona vs Athletic: 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.
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