Copa del Rey Semi-final: Barcelona Meet Sevilla

Total SportekFebruary 6, 2021

Barcelona will face a tough test against Sevilla for the Copa del Rey semi-final when Ronald Koeman is chasing his first trophy since being appointed head coach.

The Barcelona-Sevilla clash will be a quarter-final rematch two years ago, when Sevilla won 2-0 at home before being humiliated 6-1 at the Camp Nou.

Koeman, who took over last August, saw his side lose 3-2 in the Supercopa de Espana final to Athletic Bilbao last January, when Lionel Messi was sent off in extra time.

The championship passed away but the Dutch coach would expect better results for Barcelona in the Copa del Rey in the run-up to the final.

They were almost eliminated in the quarter-finals this week by Granada, saved by late-time goals from Antoine Griezmann and Jordi Alba before winning 5-3 after extra time.

Facing Sevilla is certainly not an easy task as Barca, second in LaLiga, are just one point ahead of Julen Lopetegui’s side.

It will be another final match between Barcelona and Athletic, with the Bilbao giants drawn to meet Levante in another semi-final.

The first action will be contested next week, with reciprocal action in the middle of the first week in March.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) says Sevilla will host Barcelona on February 10, with the Nou Camp clash expected to be contested on March 3.