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Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona, 2017 Copa del Rey: Start time, TV listings, live stream

The Spanish Cup continues for Barça with a tough game

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The best team in the world is back in action.

After a two-week holiday break for Barcelona, the Catalan giants return to play a very difficult match on the road. The Blaugrana travel to the Basque Country to face Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of the Copa del Rey Round of 16, and this will not be an easy challenge for the defending champions.

Every single match at the San Mamés is really tough for Barça, and Cup games are always special. These are two teams who really value winning the Copa del Rey for political reasons, and they will put on a show today, and also next week at Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar will play, so there's no reason not to watch this game. This should be big fun. Don't miss it.

Date/Time: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 9:15pm local time (BST), 8:15pm BST (UK), 3:15pm ET, 12:15pm PT (US), 1:45am IST (India, Friday)

Venue: San Mamés, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

Referee: Will Attend

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

Online streaming: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (US & Canada), FuboTV (US & Canada, free trial + monthly subscription, click here to sign up and watch every Barcelona game in 2017), elsewhere

(Listings via LiveSoccerTV)

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