Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid: Copa del Rey quarterfinals, times, TV and how to watch online
All the info you need on how and where to watch the Copa del Rey quarterfinal between Athletic and Real Madrid on Thursday 03 January, 2022.
Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid go toe-to-toe yet again in what is becoming a season within the season between the two sides, with the Lions hosting Los Blancos at San Mamés in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals in what will be the fourth meeting between the teams in two months.
Athletic and Madrid played two Liga fixtures in December and faced off again in the final of the Spanish Super Cup final last month before being drawn out of the Copa hat to contest final quarterfinals of the domestic cup competition to complete a quartet of fixtures that so far the Lions have come off worse in. Both Liga games went Madrid’s way – 1-0 at the Bernabéu and 2-1 in San Mamés – with the majority of non-Madridista observers concurring that Marcelino’s side were probably worth at least a point over the 180 minutes, with Madrid using the game in hand to increase their lead at the top of LaLiga.
Athletic looking to keep Copa run alive against Real Madrid
In Saudi Arabia, the story was much the same, Athletic giving as good as they got before Karim Benzema ended the contest in the second half following Luka Modric’s first-half thunderbolt. The consensus among Athletic’s players after all of those encounters was that although they were creating plenty of chances, they failed to put them away.
That has not been a problem for Benzema this season, the France striker bagging 24 goals in 28 appearances this season. However, Madrid may have to manage without their talisman in San Mamés after he picked up a muscle injury in the draw against Elche and with Carlo Ancelotti’s South American contingent all arriving back in the nick of time from the World Cup qualifiers, Athletic will hope to take advantage as they seek to reach the Copa final for a third consecutive season and deny Madrid the possibility of a treble.
What time does Athletic-Real Madrid kick off?
The Copa del Rey game between Athletic and Real Madrid will take place on Thursday 3 February, 2022, at 3:30 pm US (ET) and 12:30 am US (PT). That’s 9:30 pm CET and 8:30 pm UK time.
Find out what time Athletic-Real Madrid starts if you’re elsewhere in the world.
Where can I watch Athletic-Real Madrid in the US and UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting the Copa del Rey match:
UK: Premier Player HD, Premier Sports 1
Find out who is showing Athletic-Real Madrid elsewhere in the world.
Athletic-Real Madrid: live AS USA coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of the Athletic-Real Madrid match right here at AS USA. 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 in San Mamés.