Copa del Rey: Barcelona vs. Sevilla
Barcelona vs. Sevilla Live Stream: FC Barcelona hosts Sevilla in the Copa del Rey this evening as the two clubs vie for a spot in the quarter finals of the tournament.
With Real Madrid already eliminated, the Catalan giants have been handed the toughest draw possible in Sevilla although the Rojiblancos will be low on self-esteem after losing at Atleti last weekend. However, the Andalusian club has a track record of its own in knockout competitions which should make Barca cautious.
The Blaugrana won the trophy last season and they will want to make the most of their home advantage in the first leg. The match kicks-off at 22:00 CET.
These two teams were last paired in the King’s Cup at the same stage two years ago and Pep Guardiola’s side went through. The last encounter between the two sides was back in April when Andres Iniesta led the Catalans to a 4-0 victory.
Meanwhile Lionel Messi is back in contention for tonight’s game after missing Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Camp Nou to Villarreal. The 22-year-old striker was there, but he had just arrived from Argentina and he was not match-fit.
The Blaugrana took the early lead but put in a dreary performance as Ernesto Valverde’s side claimed an equalizer and held on for a share of the spoils.
UPDATE: Sevilla beat defending champion Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del Rey round of 16 on Tuesday.