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Real Sociedad vs Barcelona, 2017 Copa del Rey: Start time, TV listings, live stream

The Blaugrana have a huge Cup game at the Stadium of Hell

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To be the best team in the world, sometimes you have to go through hell.

Barcelona take the field on Thursday night to play the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals against Real Sociedad at the Anoeta Stadium, A.K.A. "The Stadium of Hell" if you're a Barcelona fan. The Catalan giants have not won a single game at Anoeta since 2007. It's a real curse that can't be broken, and not even the 'MSN' trio or the mighty Pep Guardiola teams were able to break it.

This time, things are different, however. It's a Cup game, which means that even a draw will be a good result for Barça, especially if they score one or two away goals. The Anoeta Curse doesn't need to be broken for Barça to be happy, but if the team is able to win at the Stadium of Hell, then both the Cup quarterfinals and the Curse will be over.

This will be so fun. Don't miss it.

Date/Time: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 9:15pm local time (CET), 8:15pm BST (UK), 3:15pm ET, 12:15pm PT (US), 1:45am IST (India, Friday)

Venue: Estadio de Anoeta, San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain

Referee: José Luis González González

On TV: beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS En Español (US & Canada), elsewhere

Online: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, FuboTV (US & Canada), elsewhere

(Listings via LiveSoccerTV)

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