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Unionistas Salamanca vs Barcelona LIVE Updates: Score, Stream Info, Lineups and How to watch 2024 Copa del Rey Game
Follow game Unionistas Salamanca vs Barcelona live updates coverage, score and result online, prediction, TV channel, lineups and time of the 2024 Round of 16 Copa del Rey Game. Match will start at 13:30 hours ET on January 18th 2024.
Barcelona will take on Unionistas de Salamanca in the Copa del Rey Round-of-16 clash at the Reina Sofia Stadium on Thursday. La Liga giants beat Barbastro 3-2 in the previous round and will be looking to go all the way and lift the trophy.
Unionistas de Salamanca, a fan-owned club, is currently in the third-tier Primera Federación, where Barça reserves also compete. In 2020, they reached the last 32 of the cup, exiting against Real Madrid. This marks their first appearance in the last sixteen. Currently, Unionistas is thirteenth in their division, three points below seventh-placed Barça Atlètic, with a six-point buffer from the relegation zone.
Barcelona will be looking to bounce back from their defeat against arch-rivals Real Madrid in the Super Cup. They will only have to be wary of complacency creeping in as they're otherwise the firm favourites to win this encounter. Here GOAL brings you everything you need to know about how to watch, including TV channel, streaming details and more.
Unionistas de Salamanca vs Barcelona kick-off time
Date: January 18, 2024
Kick-off time: 6.30 pm GMT
Venue: Reina Sofia Stadium
The match will be played at the Reina Sofia Stadium on Thursday, with kick-off at 6.30 pm GMT in the UK.
How to watch Unionistas de Salamanca vs Barcelona online - TV channels & live streams
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Team news & squads
Unionistas de Salamanca team news
Unionistas' right-back, Sergio Camus, was subbed off at halftime during the last 32 victory over Villarreal, apparently a tactical move by Ponz due to an early booking.
Midfielder Hector Nespral's midfield companion in the upcoming match is expected to be 20-year-old Javi Villar, currently on loan from Real Madrid's Castilla unit.
Unionistas predicted XI: Martinez; Camus, Mayor, Gimenez, Jimenez; Nespral, Villar; Planas, Serrano, Gomez; Slavy.
Goalkeepers: Martínez, Cacharrón
Defenders: Camus, Rojo, Mayor, Ruiz, Jiménez, Giménez
Midfielders: Villar, Nespral, Ramírez, Gómez, Tur, Serrano
Forwards: Losada, Slavy, Gómez, Planas, Rastrojo, Teijeira, De Bustos, Urain
Barcelona team news
For Barcelona, two players will be sidelined on Thursday: Araujo, serving a one-game ban for his red card against Real Madrid, and Lamine Yamal, completing a two-game cup suspension stemming from a previous incident.
Furthermore, Gavi (ACL), Marcos Alonso (back), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (back), Raphinha (hamstring), and Inigo Martinez (hamstring) remain sidelined due to injuries. Joao Cancelo (knee) is also highly unlikely to be included in the squad.
Barcelona predicted XI: Pena; Fort, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; Lopez, Romeu, Pedri; Torres, Roque, Felix.
Goalkeepers: Lunin, Kepa
Defenders: Carvajal, Nacho, Garcia, Rudiger, Mendy
Midfielders: Bellingham, Kroos, Modric, Camavinga, Valverde, Tchouameni, Ceballos, Guler
Forwards: Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, Joselu, Brahim
This is set to be the first-ever meeting between Unionistas de Salamanca and Barcelona.
The Barcelona winger is one of his club's great offensive references and one of the orchestrators of the team's offensive. Suso seeks to continue his development in European football and be a fundamental piece for Barcelona in the football generation. He is back on the field after missing the end of last season due to injury. During last season, the player participated in 43 games where he scored 14 goals and 3 assists. The Spanish winger has begun to show his high level in the preseason and Barcelona will continue to choose for him to be one of the pillars on offense that brings them closer to achieving their goals.
Barcelona is preparing for the 2023-2024 LaLiga season where it will fight to return to the top of the general table, the current Europa League champion did not have the best of seasons the previous year and will now seek to return to the best level of LaLiga and fight for the title. Barcelona finished in eleventh position in LaLiga with 49 points, after 13 wins, 10 draws and 15 losses. However, their journey in the UEFA Europa League was the most outstanding part of the season as they won their fifth title of the season. Some interesting names in this group are Suso, Jesús Navas, Erik Lamela, Papu Gómez, Ivan Rakitic, Marcos Acuña and Bono, these are the players who have great preparation and will be the pillars in all the lines of the team. Likewise, the additions of players such as Loic Bade, Adria Pedrosa and Oussama Idrissi, with these they will seek to return to the top of European football. Barcelona will seek to be one of the protagonists in the championship and reach new heights in all the competitions in which it participates.
The Unionistas de Salamanca striker is one of his club's great offensive references and one of the orchestrators for the team's goal generation. Slavy seeks to continue his development in European football and be a fundamental piece for Salamanca in the football generation. This is one of the team's great promises and is the team's top scorer with 4 goals scored in 19 games. The Spaniard has begun to show his high level and Unionistas de Salamanca will continue to choose for this to be one of the pillars of the offensive that brings them closer to achieving their goals.
The Unionistas continue their path in the 2023-2024 Copa del Rey season where they will fight to continue causing the surprise and leave out one of the favorite teams in Spanish football. The Unionistas de Salamanca belong to the Third Division of Spanish football, they are in thirteenth position in the First Federation Group 1 with 25 points, after 6 wins, 7 draws and 6 losses. The Salamanca team has caused a surprise in the Copa del Rey, leaving out great teams like Gernika, Sporting Gijón, and Villarreal. They have surprised by showing good football and generating many scoring opportunities. Some interesting names in this group are Slavy, Mario Losada, Héctor Nespral, Jorge Rastrojo and Alfred Planas, these are the players who have great preparation and will be the pillars in all the lines of the team. These are not the favorites to advance to the round but they hope to take advantage of the home field to eliminate one of the favorite teams for the title.