Barcelona vs Real Sociedad - Copa del Rey: TV channel, team news, lineups and prediction

Sean Walsh
Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 4-1 in August
Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 4-1 in August / ANDER GILLENEA/GettyImages
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Barcelona's quest to win a record 32nd Copa del Rey continues with a quarter-final against Real Sociedad.

Xavi's men have looked formidable in domestic competitions despite another early Champions League elimination this season.

La Real, meanwhile, have won their last nine games on the spin and are out to win their second national trophy in four years having won the delayed 2020 Copa del Rey.

Here's everything you need to know about their matchup.


Where are Barcelona vs Real Sociedad playing?

  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Stadium: Camp Nou
  • Date: Wednesday 25 January
  • Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT / 150:00 EST / 12:00 PST
  • Referee: Jesus Gil

How to watch Barcelona vs Real Sociedad on TV and live stream

United Kingdom

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United States

  • ESPN+ 

Canada

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Barcelona team news

Xavi has every member of his first team squad available to him for Wednesday's visit of Real Sociedad.

Though Robert Lewandowski still has one more game to serve of his extensive La Liga ban, he is eligible to feature in the Copa del Rey.

Barcelona predicted lineup vs Real Sociedad

(4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Garcia, Alba; Busquets, Pedri, De Jong; Dembele, Lewandowski, Raphinha


Real Sociedad team news

Xavi may have a full squad to choose from, but the same cannot be said for La Real counterpart Imanol Alguacil.

The visitors are likely to be without seven key names due to injuries. Mikel Merino, Ander Guevara Alex Sola are expected to miss out with muscle problems, while Andoni Gorosabel and Martin Merquelanz have leg issues.

Mohamed-Ali Cho and Jon Pacheco have recently been sidelined with physical discomfort. Umar Sadiq is a long-term injury concern.

Real Sociedad predicted lineup vs Barcelona

(4-3-1-2): Remiro; Elustondo, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Rico; Illarramendi, Mendez, Zubimendi; Silva; Sorloth, Oyarzabal


Barcelona vs Real Sociedad prediction

If there's a Spanish side capable of toppling Barcelona right now, it's Real Sociedad.

Unfortunately for La Real, such a task with so many injury concerns makes this a huge uphill battle, particularly given Barça's fit squad and the freshness of Lewandowski.

They'll put up a good fight, but the visitors are likely to return to San Sebastian following cup elimination.

Prediction: Barcelona 2-0 Real Sociedad

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