Athletic Club vs Barcelona live stream: how to watch Copa del Rey Final 2021 online

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Copa del Rey live stream - Athletic Club vs Barcelona and Lionel Messi

The two most successful teams in Copa del Rey history are set to face off in the 2021 final at the Estadio La Cartuja in Seville today – it’s the men from Bilboa taking on Messi and co. Follow our guide to watch an Athletic Club vs Barcelona live stream and catch the final, where it’s being shown exclusively in the US on ESPN Plus.ATHLETIC CLUB VS BARCELONA LIVE STREAM

You’d be forgiven for thinking that year’s Copa del Rey had already taken place, with the Coronavirus-delayed 2020 final having only just taken place a fortnight ago. That match saw Athletic Club lose out to bitter rivals Real Sociedad 1-0 thanks to a second-half Mikel Oyarzabal penalty.

The prospect of losing a second cup final within a month will be an unthinkable one for Bilbao boss Marcelino, particularly as their once promising season has petered out with what looks like being an underwhelming mid-table La Liga finish.

Barcelona come into the match having lost their first Liga match since December last weekend. That El Clasico defeat to Real Madrid looks likely to damage their title hopes, and boss Ronald Koeman will be looking to ensure that that loss doesn’t’ overshadow preparations for this crucial game.

The Catalans should nevertheless have enough to see off Athletic’s challenge here and will be expected to seal their first – and likely only – piece of silverware of the season. Read on for how to watch an Athletic Club vs Barcelona live stream and watch the Copa del Rey Final online today.

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