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Barcelona face The kick-off is set for 1:00 am IST and live telecast in India will be on Ten Sports and Ten Sports HD. US Viewers can watch the match on Fox Sports. Live streaming services in India will be available through Ten Sports’ official website. The Live Streaming of the match can be found here on the TEN SPORTS network Also Read - Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Live Streaming Spanish Super Cup Final in India: When And Where to Watch BARCA vs Athletic Live Football Match
It is the final of the Copa Del Rey and quite predictably, Barcelona walk out as outright favourites in the contest, having romped their way to the La Liga title and the final of the UEFA Champions League. While Real Madrid strangehold on the Spanish La Liga and the Champions League, Atletico Bilbao and Barcelona have got the measure of the Los Blancos in this competition. Barca and Atletico have won the Copa Del Rey the maximum times. The road ahead for Atletico is tough. The marauding Barcelona side, with their three magicians up front have been cruising past defences all season. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are on course to create a legacy with the Blaugurana. Also Read - Lionel Messi-Marc Ter Stegen Clash After Barcelona Beat Real Sociedad in Spanish Super Cup: Reports
Luis Enrique’s side are eyeing for a treble and a full strength team is expected to come out on the pitch against the Basque side. Atletico Bilbao have a lopsided record against the Spanish champions, losing matches by the dozen in the past few years. Their high intensity football has played into the hands of Barca, who have had no trouble shipping goals past them. They will be missing their influential playmaker, Oscar De Marcos for this tie due to suspension but the killer blow comes in the form of Iker Muniain’s injury. The diminutive playmaker has been instrumental in everything good that has gone well for Los Leones.
Barcelona have won their last two Copa Del Rey finals against today’s opponents. In 2009, they defeated them as Pep Guardiola’s side was on it’s way to a treble and in 2012, it was an emotionally drenched occasion for the side as Guardiola was leading out his team for the last time. Upsets happen at a cup final but Athletico need a miracle at this stage. Barca are on a mission and Luis Suarez is on the forefront of it all.