Competition/Round: Copa del Rey quarterfinals, 1st leg
Barcelona injuries: Andrés Iniesta, Samuel Umtiti, Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembélé, Paco Alcácer, Javier Mascherano
Espanyol injuries: Marc Roca, Sergio Sánchez, Jurado
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 21:00 CET/WAT (Barcelona/Nigeria), 20:00 GMT (UK), 15:00 EST, 12:00 PST (USA), 01:30 IST (India, next day)
Venue: RCDE Stadium, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA, Canada, Spain), others
How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA, Canada, Spain), FuboTV (7-day free trial, click here to sign up)
It’s Derby time! Playing in the Copa del Rey isn’t that exciting, but when you get two games against your local rival and have 180 minutes to absolutely destroy them you get excited! Barça travel to Espanyol for the first leg and will be hoping to get a few away goals and a good win to take into the return leg at Camp Nou.
Espanyol always come up with reasons that make it even more fun to beat them, but this time they’re just asking for a butt-whooping thanks to this tweet:
Seriously, lads? Like, SERIOUSLY?????
Cillessen; Semedo, Piqué, Vermaelen, Digne; Roberto, Rakitic, Busquets, Denis; Messi, Suárez
Di. López; J.López, Naldo, Da. López, Aarón; Víctor, Granero; Gerard, Darder, Piatti; Léo Baptistao
Derbies are always tough, but we’ll get a good win here: 3-1 Barça.