This has been a shocking quarter-final stage, with Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid already eliminated from the competition, and with Barça having a realistic chance of going out we could see the three giants of Spain crashing out of the Cup in the same week, which would be a truly stunning outcome in what is usually a pretty boring competition.
Barça will have to take the game very seriously and play all of their best players to have a chance, including Lionel Messi. The good news is that Philippe Coutinho is ready to make his debut and Andrés Iniesta is back from injury, which means Messi will have plenty of help to beat Barça’s crosstown rivals and reach the Final Four.
This will be fun to watch, and you can see Coutinho in action! So yeah, you should watch this one.
Competition/Round: Copa del Rey semi-final, 2nd leg
First leg result: Espanyol 1-0 Barcelona
Date/Time: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 21:30 CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 20:30 GMT (UK), 15:30 EST, 12:30PM PST (USA), 02:00 IST (India, next day)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM COPA DEL REY
How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Gol (Spain), others
How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), DAZN (Canada), FuboTV (7-day free trial, click here to sign up)
Barcelona: Cillessen; Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Vidal, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez
Espanyol: López; Navarro, Naldo, Hermoso, Aarón; López; Darder, Fuego, Sánchez, Granero; Moreno