One down, two to go? FC Barcelona have their sights set on a famous treble this season and will be aiming to move one step closer to achieving that ultimate goal tonight by securing Copa del Rey glory against Athletic Bilbao. The Blaugrana enter the match as heavy favourites to lift the trophy, although it's worth mentioning that there's no such thing as an easy match against Athletic Bilbao. In 2009 and 2012, Barça may have overwhelmed Los Leones but they were always given a test and it's testament to Pep Guardiola's managerial ability -- plus the ability of the players -- that we were able to overcome these challenges and win.
In 2009, Gaizka Toquero actually gave Athletic the lead at the Mestalla after just 8 minutes, but Barça fought back and demonstrated their quality to run away 4-1 winners courtesy of goals from Yaya Toure, Lionel Messi, Bojan Krkic and Xavi Hernandez. In 2012, Pep Guardiola's final match in charge of FC Barcelona, the Blaugrana were at their sensational best as a brace from Pedro Rodriguez either side of a goal from Lionel Messi was enough to blow Athletic away in the opening half-hour.
Will a similar fate await Athletic Bilbao tonight, or will they be able to break their curse and taste Copa del Rey glory for the first time in over 30 years? Only time will tell -- see below for all the details on how to watch tonight's big game.
Match Date/Time: Saturday, May 30, 9.30 p.m. local, 3.30 p.m. ET
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
TV: ESPN2 (U.S. - English), ESPN Deportes (U.S. - Spanish), TV3, TeleCinco Espana (Spain), Ten Action (India)
Online: Watch ESPN (U.S.), SkyGo (U.K.)