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Barbastro vs Barcelona, Copa del Rey: Match Thread, Live Updates

Join us for the first Barcelona Copa del Rey adventure of the season!

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FULL-TIME, Barbastro 2-3 Barcelona: Barça should have never even come close to being in as much trouble as they were at times in the second half, but the job is done and the Blaugrana are through to the next round. It should have been a whole lot easier, though, and it’s Barça’s own fault that they never put the tie away.

90+3’ GOAL, Barbastro 2-3 Barcelona (Prat pen): Marc Prat steps up and fires it home from the spot, and this one is not over yet.

90+2’ PENALTY TO BARBASTRO: Fermín López kicks Crespo inside the box and the referee points to the spot.

88’ GOAL!!! Barbastro 1-3 Barcelona (Lewandowski pen): IT’S THREE! Lewandowski steps up to the spot and passes the ball into the bottom corner to finally settle the tie and send Barça to the next round.

87’ PENALTY TO BARCELONA! Sergi Roberto sends a cross into the box and Robert Lewandowski’s header hits the hand of Javito López twice, and the referee points to the spot.

60’ GOAL, Barbastro 1-2 Barcelona (De Mesa): Barbastro are back in the game. A corner comes into the box, Jaime wins the initial header and Adrià de Mesa fires it home for the hosts.

51’ GOAL!!! Barbastro 0-2 Barcelona (Raphinha): BARÇA DOUBLE THE LEAD!!! Héctor Fort curls a gorgeous cross into the box and Raphinha arrives at the far post to tap it home!

SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barbastro 0-1 Barcelona: Back underway in Barbastro!

HALFTIME, Barbastro 0-1 Barcelona: Barça dominated the entire half and should be out of sight by now, but a bad offside call and a number of very poor decisions in front of goal by the Blaugrana means this is still a game as we head to the second half.

42’ GOAL DISALLOWED: Barça make it 2-0 with a João Félix header, but the goal is ruled out for an offside on the Portuguese forward. There’s no VAR so we don’t know if the call is correct, and it did appear Félix was just onside.

18’ GOAL!!! Barbastro 0-1 Barcelona (Fermín): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Frenkie de Jong starts a counter-attack with a ball over the top to find Raphinha, who plays a cross along the ground to find Fermín López all alone inside the box for an easy finish and the opening goal!

KICKOFF! Barbastro 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway in Barbastro!

WELCOME TO THE BARBASTRO MUNICIPAL STADIUM!!! The tiny home of Fourth Division UD Barbastro hosts the biggest match in the club’s history as they welcome the mighty Barcelona for the Blaugrana’s Copa del Rey debut in the Round of 32. Barça are giant favorites but Barbastro have already knocked out a La Liga team on their way to this point, and will no doubt give their lives to cause a historic upset. This should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!

(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)



Starting XI: Peña; Kounde, Araujo, Christensen, Fort; Fermín, Romeu, De Jong; Raphinha, Ferran, Félix (4-3-3)

Substitutes: Astralaga (GK), Aron (GK), Cubarsí, Iñigo, Roberto, Casadó, Gündogan, Víctor, Roque, Lewandowski


Starting XI: Fàbrega; Mingotes, Gascó, Carbonell, Bautista; Ara, García, Javito; Gonpi, De Mesa, Rausell (4-3-3)

Substitutes: Biarges (GK), Perso, Arnedillo, Val, Crespo, Prat, Reques, Soule, Gallego, Balda, Ribelles


Competition/Round: 2023-24 Copa del Rey, Round of 32

Date/Time: Sunday, January 7, 2024, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Monday)

Venue: Barbastro Municipal Stadium, Barbastro, Spain

Referee: Juan Luis Pulido Santana


On TV: Startimes World Football (Nigeria), Movistar Liga de Campeones 3 (Spain), others

Online: ESPN+ (USA), Movistar+ (Spain), FanCode (India), 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, watch the 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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