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Cornellà vs Barcelona live blog, full-time: Martin Braithwaite doubles Barça lead, kills off the tie

Join us for the first Barcelona Spanish Cup adventure of the season!

Cornella v Atletico Madrid - Copa del Rey Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images

FULL-TIME, Cornellà 0-2 Barcelona: Game over, and Barça will play in the Round of 16 nex week.

GOAL!!! Cornellà 0-2 Barcelona (Braithwaite 120’+1): IT’S TWO! Pedri creates some magic down the right wing and gives Braithwaite a tap-in to wrap-up the tie.

GOAL!!! Cornellá 0-1 Barcelona (Dembélé 92’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! The Blaugrana are finally ahead thanks to a powerful strike from distance by Dembélé that Ramón can’t stop.

EXTRA TIME, Cornellà 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway in extra time!

END OF REGULATION, Cornellà 0-0 Barcelona: We have 30 more minutes of this garbage. We’re going to extra time.

79min: PENALTY MISSED AGAIN! Dembélé takes a terrible penalty and Ramón saves it with his right foot.

78min: PENALTY TO BARCELONA! An identical play from the first half as Moreno kicks Lenglet’s face inside the box and Barça have another chance from the spot!

SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Cornellà 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re back underway! Unfortunately.

HALFTIME, Cornellà 0-0 Barcelona: What a terrible first half, and then Barça missed a penalty. Just awful.

39min: PENALTY MISSED!!! Miralem Pjanic steps to the spot but Ramón dives to his right and makes a fantastic save.

38min: PENALTY TO BARCELONA! Estellés kicks Ronald Araujo’s face inside the box and Barça have a chance from the spot!

KICKOFF! Cornellà 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway! Come on, boys!



Starting XI: Neto; Mingueza, Araujo, Lenglet, Firpo; Ilaix, Pjanic, Puig; Trincão, Griezmann, Braithwaite (4-3-3)

Bench: Ter Stegen (GK), Arnau (GK), Umtiti, Busquets, Matheus, Pedri, Collado, Konrad, Dembélé


Starting XI: Ramón; Guzmán, Estellés, Moreno, García, Presa; Dorca, Marcet, Medina; Ontiveros, Eloy (5-3-2)

Bench: Juanma (GK), Chiki, Pla, Gerard, Mourin, Aschalew, Thymos, Vilaplana, Gonzalo

WELCOME TO THE NUEVO MUNICIPAL DE CORNELLÀ!!! The cozy home of Third Division’s Cornellà is the site of a huge Copa del Rey match between the hosts and Barcelona, who make their season debut in the Spanish Cup with a one-off game against a Catalan rival that eliminated Atlético Madrid in the last round, proving they can cause Barça all sorts of problems. This should be a fun one, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S 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: 2020-21 Copa del Rey, Round of 32

Date/Time: Thursday, January 21, 2021, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Friday)

Venue: Campo Nuevo Municipal de Cornellà, Cornellà de Llobregat, Catalonia, Spain

Referee: César Soto Grado


How to watch on TV: Not Available (USA), Premier Sports 2 (UK), Startimes Sports Arena (Nigeria), others

How to stream: ESPN+ (USA), Premier Player (UK), DAZN (Spain), 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!

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