Barcelona seek revenge today, after being held to a scoreless draw by Espanyol just eleven days ago. Barca boss Luis Enrique the team will play with an urgency they didn’t show in the first match.
“We shall play as if there is no second leg,” said Enrique earlier this week.
It’s true there will be two legs for this last-of-16 Copa del Rey meeting, but that usually is just a formality for Barca. They usually don’t manage just two shots on goal in a game, like they did in their previous meeting with Espanyol.
The smaller of the Catalan clubs gave a strong effort in their last meeting, pressing high and running quick counters. But a conservative approach won’t work in Cup play, so it’ll be interesting to see if Constantin Galca’s club will go for it in the first leg.
Today’s matchup won’t be on TV in the US, but there are several ways to stream the match for free. For more information, click here.
Here are the basics:
DATE: January 5, 2016
CHANNEL: BEin Sports Connect/ FuboTV
KICKOFF TIME: 2:30 p.m. Eastern
LOCATION: Camp Nou
LIVE STREAM: Click here for all the live stream information.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Piqué, Sergio, Alves, Arda Turan, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Mascherano, Alba
Espanyol: López, Álavarez, Enzo Roco, Gerard, Abraham, Diop, López, Pérez, Caicedo, Raíllo, Asensio
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