FULL-TIME! Sevilla 2-0 Barcelona: It’s all over at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and the hosts are head at the half-way stage. The action will switch back to the Camp Nou next week and Barca have a big job on their hands if they are to retain their title.
GOAL! Sevilla 2-0 Barcelona: It’s another for Sevilla! Ben Yedder is the man who slots home at the far post to double the hosts’ lead!
GOAL! Sevlla 1-0 Barcelona: Sevilla take the lead. Pablo Sarabia knocks home Quincy Promes’s cross and the hosts are ahead.
SECOND HALF! Sevilla 0-0 Barcelona: Here we go again!
HALF-TIME: Sevilla 0-0 Barcelona: No goals at half-time. Both sides have had chances but are yet to find the back of the net.
KICK-OFF! Sevilla 0-0 Barcelona: Here we go folks, underway in the Copa del Rey!
Starting XI: Cillessen; Rakitic, Piqué, Lenglet; Semedo, Aleñá, Roberto, Arthur, Malcom; Vidal, Prince (3-5-2)
Bench: Ter Stegen, Vermaelen, Alba, Oriol, Puig, Coutinho, Suárez
Starting XI: Soriano; Mercado, Kjaer, Gómez; Navas, Sarabia, Amadou, Banega, Escudero; Promes, Ben Yedder (3-5-2)
Bench: Vaclik, Carriço, André Silva, Wöber, Vázquez, Arana, Bryan
WELCOME TO THE COPA DEL REY QUARTERFINALS! Now this is when the Spanish Cup finally gets interesting: eight teams left, four games away from the Final. Barcelona are the four-time (FOUR-TIME!!!!) defending champions, and they’ll start tonight the road to the semi-finals when they face Sevilla in the first leg of their quarterfinal tie.
This game is on the road in what has always been a tough place for Barça to play, so we need a really good game from the whole team, especially without Messi. This should be fun, and you are welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. It’s time for a LIVE BLOG!!!
(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)
Competition/Round: 2018-19 Copa del Rey, Quarterfinals, 1st Leg
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 9.30pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8.30pm GMT (UK), 3.30pm ET, 12.30pm PT (USA), 2am IST (India, Thursday)
Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain
Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Grande
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM COPA DEL REY
How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), others
How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), others
Matchday Thread Rules
We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:
Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!