Both Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona, and newly crowned Europa League king Sevilla, will be going for a double when they face off Sunday in the Copa Del Rey final, and all the drama will stream live from Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid.
The Copa Del Rey Final, however, has a lot to live up to, if it is going to match the intensity of the UEFA Super Cup back on August 11 when Barcelona, coming in as Champions League winners, beat Europa League holders Sevilla on a winning goal in the 115th minute — after Sevilla fought back from a 4-1 deficit to send the match into extra time.
Watch highlights of the thrilling Barcelona win over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup in the video below.
Barcelona will be defending the Copa Del Rey trophy they won in 2015, while at the same time going for their record 28th championship of Spain’s oldest domestic competition, which was first contested in 1903.
In addition to facing La Liga champions Barcelona, annually one of the top sides in the world, Sevilla will be facing a couple of other significant obstacles as they attempt to win their second trophy in five days.
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 20, 2016
Sevilla played in the UEFA Europa Cup Final, defeating Liverpool 3-1 on Wednesday in Basel, Switzerland. That massive match, in which Sevilla won their unprecedented third Europa League title in a row, came just four days after the seventh-place Spanish side played, and lost, their final La Liga match, which they lost to Atletico Bilbao.
Now, on Sunday, they will play for the coveted Copa Del Rey — their third match, and second championship final, in eight days.
Watch the official promotional video for the 2016 Copa Del Rey Final, below.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Barcelona vs. Sevilla 2016 Copa Del Rey Final, see the streaming links in the final paragraph of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Central European Time at Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid, Spain, on Sunday, May 22.
Fans in the United States can log into the live stream starting at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 12:30 p.m. Pacific.
The other major obstacle facing Sevilla in the Copa Del Rey Final on Sunday is the legendary Barcelona star, Lionel Messi himself.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 20, 2016
While Messi scores against every team that he faces, the “Little Magician” has feasted on the Sevilla defense, scoring 25 goals in 20 career games against the Andalusian team — a more frequent rate of scoring than against any other team in the Argentine great’s career.
In his most recent seven games against Sevilla, Messi has put the ball in the back of the net 11 times.
And none of those totals include the four goals a youthful Messi scored against Sevilla in the 2004 Under-19 UEFA Super Cup.
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To watch the Barcelona vs. Sevilla Spanish Copa Del Rey Final live stream, use the stream provided by WatchESPN at this link, or download the WatchESPN app to watch the game on mobile devices. A Spanish-language live stream of the game is also available at WatchESPN, at the link above.
Fans who do not have credentials to log in to WatchESPN can watch the match via the Sling TV internet TV package at this link. The package, which includes a variety of channels, including ESPN2, which will carry the Copa Del Rey Final, costs $20 per month. But Sling TV offers a seven-day free trial, so subscribers can choose whether or not to keep the service after watching the Barcelona vs. Sevilla match stream live online.
The PlayStation Vue service offers another alternative with a one-week free trial, which can be accessed at this link. More alternatives to view a live stream of the Barcelona vs. Sevilla Spanish Copa Del Rey Final can be found at this link.
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