Barcelona visit Sevilla for the first leg tie of their Copa del Rey semi-final match. The Catalan club are on a six-game winning streak in all competitions, while Sevilla have won seven in a row in all tournaments. (More Football News)
Lionel Messi is set to start for Barcelona after being used as a sub during the team's La Liga win over Real Betis. Coach Ronald Koeman will be without three players because of injuries — Martin Braithwaite, Sergino Dest and Miralem Pjanic.
Julen Lopetegui's Sevilla will be without injured players Lucas Ocampos and Jesus Navas.
Barcelona and Sevilla have met in the 2016 and 2018 Copa del Rey finals, with the former winning both times.
Athletic Bilbao and Levante are other semi-finalists. Bilbao host Levante on Thursday in the first leg tie.
- Barca (13) and Sevilla (9) have played more Copa del Rey semi-finals this century than anyone else.
- But, this is their first semi-final meeting in more than a century. The last time they met in this stage, in 1919, Barca won 7-3 (4-3 and 3-0).
- Messi has scored more goals (37) against Sevilla than any other team.
Check match and telecast details:
Match: Copa del Rey semi-final, first leg match between Sevilla and Barcelona.
Date: February 11 (Thursday), 2021
Time: 1:30 AM IST/9:00 CET
Venue: Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium, Seville, Spain
TV Telecast: Not available in India
Live Streaming: Not available in India.
For global telecast and kick time, CHECK HERE.
The squad for #SevillaBarça!
1 ter Stegen
11 O Dembélé
12 Riqui Puig
18 Jordi Alba
21 F de Jong
26 Iñaki Peña
28 O Mingueza
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Sevilla: Bounou; Navas, Kounde, Carlos, Rekik; Jordan, Fernando, Rakitic; Suso, En-Nesyri, Ocampos.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest, Mingueza, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, De Jong, Pedri; Dembele, Griezmann, Messi.