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Barcelona vs Sevilla Copa del Rey Live Football Score 10 Feb 2021

Barcelona vs Sevilla Copa del Rey Live Football Score 10 Feb 2021

 

Event details:
NAME: Sevilla – Barcelona
DATE: 10 Feb 2021
TIME: 20:00 UTC
VENUE: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville, Spain

In-form sides Sevilla and Barcelona face off at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday evening in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final.Sevilla have won their last seven games in all competitions, six of those without conceding, while Barca have won six in a row.The winners of this tie will go on to face either Athletic Bilbao or Levante in the final.

Barca may be on a good run of form, but they have often made a habit of doing things the hard way – the latest case in point being Sunday’s 3-2 win over Real Betis.The Catalan giants snatched the victory three minutes from time through a Francisco Trincao goal, keeping their slim La Liga title hopes alive in the process.That is now six wins in succession in the league for Ronald Koeman’s improving side, but with Atletico Madrid showing no signs of slipping up, Barca may have to focus on the cup competitions.

Extra time was required to overcome Cornella and Granada in two of the previous three rounds of the Copa del Rey, with the other victory coming against Rayo Vallecano.Sevilla also required the additional 30 minutes to see off Leganes in the last 32, before then easing past Valencia and beating Almeria to set up this semi-final.

Barcelona head to Sevilla on Wednesday for the first leg of the Copa del Rey clash, as Lionel Messi and company look to keep their great form going. Barca earned an impressive 3-2, come-from-behind win at Real Betis last weekend and enter this one as the favorite, though Sevilla are also in good form. The second leg of this match is set for March 3 at the Camp Nou. Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:

Viewing information

  • Date: Wednesday, Feb. 10
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • Location: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan — Seville, Spain
  • Live stream: ESPN+
  • Odds: Sevilla +225; Draw+250; Barca +115 (via William Hill Sportsbook)

Storylines

Sevilla: Julen Lopetegui’s team enters on a seven-game winning streak where the defense has been key. In that stretch, they only conceded one goal and have five straight clean sheets. One of the biggest reasons is the improved play of Jules Kounde, who is becoming a superstar defender. His ability to clear out dangerous balls in the air, and his tackling ability on Lionel Messi will be crucial.

Barcelona: Barca nearly lost at Real Betis with Lionel Messi on the bench last weekend, and it all turned just after Messi was brought on early in the second half. Don’t expect Ronald Koeman to rest Messi again here, especially in pursuit of hardware. Messi has scored more goals against Sevilla than any other club in his career, so expect him to have a few really good chances to do it again here.

Prediction

An early goal for Barca gets them a good result ahead of next week’s second leg. Pick: Sevilla 1, Barcelona 1

 


 

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