Unionistas vs Barcelona possible lineups, team news and TV Channel for Copa Del Rey 2024

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Barcelona face a swift turnaround from their Spanish Supercopa final defeat to Real Madrid when Xavi Hernandez’s side face the Unionistas in the Copa del Rey Round of 16 on January 18.

Defeat in Riyadh ended Barcelona’s chances of retaining the Supercopa title and they face a battle across La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League in the coming weeks.

A trip to third-tier Unionistas presents a possible chance of a shock result in Salamanca with the hosts still bottom of the competition this season.

Team news

The Unionists will be looking to Alfredo Planas to provide them with a moment of magic with the experienced forward having scored in all three Copa del Rey games so far this season.

Xavi will assess his options ahead of this game with Raphinha, Joao Cancelo and Inigo Martinez expected to miss out through injury. He will rotate with Hector Forte, Vitor Roque and Marco Casado possibly starting ahead of the weekend’s La Liga trip to Real Betis.

Unionistas (4-4-2): Martinez (GK) — Camus, Ramiro, Gimenez, Jimenez — Gomez, Nespral, del Fraile, Serrano — Planas, Losada.

Barcelona (4-3-3 ): Pena (GK) — Fort, Kounde, Christensen, Balde — Romeu, Casado, de Jong — Felix, Vitor Roque, Lopez.

What time does Unionistas vs Barcelona kick off?

This Copa del Rey clash takes place at the Campo de Futbol Reina Sofía in Salamanca, Spain and kicks off on Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. local time.

How to Watch Unionistas de Salamanca vs Barcelona in your Country

Argentina: DIRECTV Sports, DGO
Brazil: NOW NET e Claro, Star+, DirecTV GO, ESPN, GUIGO
Croatia: Arena Sport 3 Croatia
Denmark: Sport LIVE
France: L’Equipe Web
Ghana: StarTimes World Football, StarTimes App
Greece: Cosmote Sport 5 HD
India: FanCode
International: Shahid
Israel: Sport 2
Jamaica: RUSH
Kenya: StarTimes World Football, StarTimes App
Mexico: Blue To Go Video Everywhere, Sky HD
Nigeria: StarTimes World Football, StarTimes App
Norway: VG+
Poland: TVP Sport App, TVP Sport, sport.tvp.pl
Saudi Arabia: SSC
Serbia: Arena 1 Premium
South Africa: StarTimes World Football, StarTimes App
Spain: Movistar+, Movistar Plus+
Sweden: Sport Bladet Play
United States: ESPN+

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