Athletic Club vs Barcelona: times, TV and how to watch online
All the information you need to know on how and where to watch the Copa del Rey showdown between Athletic Club and Barcelona at San Mamés on Thursday.
Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona will fight for a spot in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals when they clash at San Mames in one of the most interesting games of this round of the competition.
The hosts looked good recently in the Spanish Super Cup, where they reached the final after defeating the current LaLiga champions Atlético Madrid, although they lost 2-0 to Real Madrid.
Xavi Hernández's men had their chances of going further in the competition against their archrivals in the semifinals, but Los Blancos came out on top (2-3) in the overtime in a brilliant display from both squads.
Athletic, the second-most successful team in the history of the Copa del Rey with 23 titles, booked their spot in the last-16 stage after defeating Mancha Real 0-2.
Athletic seek revenge in Barcelona's favorite competition
Los Leones, who are sitting ninth in the LaLiga standings, go into the match after having won three of their last five games in all competitions. Marcelino's men will try to get revenge against the Catalan powerhouses, as Barça thrashed them 4-0 in last season's Copa del Rey final.
Els Blaugrana, the most successful side in the tournament history having won the trophy on 31 occasions, are in the sixth position in LaLiga after a 1-1 draw with Granada.
The Copa del Rey seems to be the most 'realistic' objective for the culers, as they are struggling to be among the best four teams in the league, and the Europa League could prove more difficult than expected, especially facing a dangerous team like Napoli in the round of 32.
However, Barcelona have entered into positive dynamics with the arrival of Xavi and the return of important players such as Memphis Depay or Ansu Fati to the team, besides the additions of Dani Alves and Ferran Torres.
What time does Athletic Club vs Barcelona kick off?
The Copa del Rey soccer match between Athletic Club vs Barcelona will kick off at San Mamés, Bilbao, on Thursday 20 January 2022 at 3:30 pm US (EDT) and 12:30 pm US (PDT).
That’s 9:30 pm CET and 8:30 pm UK time.
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Where can I watch Athletic Club vs Barcelona in the US and UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting Athletic Club vs Barcelona:
UK: Premier Sports 1, Premier Player HD.
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Athletic Club vs Barcelona: live AS English coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of Athletic Club vs Barcelona right here at AS. We'll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action as it unfolds.