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 Barcelona will be looking to reserve a spot in the Spanish Cup 1/8 finals when they face Cornella on Thursday. Lionel Messi's status is unclear for this, as Barcelona will be appealing his two-match suspension after receiving a red card for hitting an opponent in the Spanish Super Cup final defeat to Athletic Bilbao last weekend. Cornella enters the game as an outsider, but he is confident in his chances for another cup shock.





Here's how to watch the match and what you need to know:

Viewing information

Date: Thursday, January 21

Time: 15:00 ET

Location: Campo Nuevo Municipal de Cornella - Cornella, Spain

TV: No

Live broadcast: ESPN +

Odds: Cornell +1200; Draw +450; Barcelona -400 (via William Hill bookmaker)

Story lines

Cornella: The dissatisfaction with La Liga leader Atletico Madrid last time made this team believe they were in high spirits and ready to play. Why can't they do it again? The key will be to focus on defense, try to counter-attack, or hit set positions. But the truth is, they've only won two games since late November and even lost to Team B of Barcelona. Another mini miracle will be needed.


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Barcelona: This team is pretty mediocre with Messi, so if they are without him it will be interesting to see who comes up. Antoine Griezmann is in good shape after scoring twice last time out and Barça may not be able to afford to play with a lot of young guys after what Cornella did against Athleti. Barcelona will surely miss out on some chances, but expect them to create enough opportunities to miss this one.

Prediction

No Messi, no problem, as Barça scores earlier and sets the tone. Pick: Barça 2, Cornella 0

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