BARCELONA take on Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final as they look to win their first trophy under Ronald Koeman.
But they’ll be keen to avoid a similar fate to their last final against the Basques back in January.
Lionel Messi is looking for Copa del Rey glory as Barcelona take on Athletic BilbaoCredit: Reuters
Inaki Williams struck a winner for Bilbao when the two sides met in the Spanish Super Cup at the same venue in JanuaryCredit: AFP
On that day they were beaten 3-2 in the Spanish Super Cup as Lionel Messi picked up his first ever red card in club football.
Athletic meanwhile will be hoping to avoid the ignominy of losing two finals of the same cup in three weeks.
Marcelino’s men were beaten 1-0 by fierce Basque rivals Real Sociedad in the delayed 2020 Copa del Rey final on April 3.
What time does Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao kick off?
- Barcelona take on Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, April 17.
- The match kicks off at 8.30pm UK time – 9.30pm in Spain.
- It will be held at Estadio de la Cartuja in Seville.
- Last time the two sides met, Lionel Messi netted his 650th Barca goal with a brilliant free kick in a 2-1 win at the Nou Camp.
What TV channel is Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao on and can I live stream it?
- Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao is live on Premier Sports 1.
- Coverage commences on kick-off at 8.30pm.
- To stream the game live, head to the Premier Player.
- LaLiga TV subscribers will need to move to the full Premier Sports package in order to watch this game.
Athletic Bilbao will be missing key players in Peru Nolaskoain and Yeray Alvarez for the Barca clash.
Oier Xarraga and Yuri Berchiche are also sidelined, while Inaki Williams and Raul Garcia are both likely to start the game.
Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati are still out with knee injuries, but Antoine Griezmann looks back in contention for a starting XI place.
Lionel Messi, Frenkie de Jong and Pedri are all starters for Ronald Koeman’s side as well.
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