The 2020-21 Copa del Rey continues on Thursday with a key clash featuring Cornellá and Barcelona. The hosts will try to replicate their shocking win over Atlético Madrid in the previous round, while Barcelona will make their debut in this edition of the Spanish Cup after a disappointing exit last season.
Cornellá's win over Atlético saw the eight-year-old team attracting the attention of the entire world. Some could say that their job in the competition is done, but one more win here would be like a dream come true for Guillermo Fernández Romo's men. The Segunda B side has already matched their best performance in the Copa del Rey, but that will not be an excuse to try and improve their run in the ongoing tournament.
The main problems for Cornellá before the game had to do with a COVID-19 diagnosis for one of their players. The game was close to being re-scheduled due to this fact, but as things stand, the game will take place without any further predicaments. Cornellá's last game before Thursday's clash ended in a two-all draw against Olot.
As for Barcelona, Ronald Koeman's side will face Cornellá after suffering a heavy loss against Athletic Club in the Spanish Super Cup final. That loss ended a four-game winning streak in all competitions. On top of that, Barcelona will not be able to field Lionel Messi against Cornellá following his red card against Athletic. Other absences for Los Blaugranas will include Philippe Coutinho, Gerard Piqué, Ansu Fati, and Sergi Roberto, all out due to different injuries.
Broadcast info - Cornellá vs Barcelona
In Spain: DAZN.
In the U.S.: ESPN+
In the U.K.: Premier Sports 2, Premier Player HD.
In Germany: DAZN
In France: L'Equipe, Free, Molotov.
Match details, result and original broadcast info
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