Barcelona and Deportivo Alaves will have the honour to play the last match at Estadio Vicente Calderon, as the two teams meet at the Copa del Rey final on Saturday, May 27th (May 28th in IST).
Barcelona Vs Alaves Copa del Rey 27th of May 2017 Details
Alaves stunned Barcelona by winning 2-1 at Camp Nou earlier on this season in La Liga. However, the Catalans gained revenge by winning the return meeting 6-0 in Vitoria. Alaves did field a much changed eleven that day though. Prior to that the sides hadn’t met since 2012, when Barca were comfortable 6-1 aggregate winners in a Copa del Rey tie against their lower league opponents. Both teams scored in 63% of Barcelona games this season in La Liga. Both teams have scored in 6 of Alaves’ last 9 away matches.
Dates, Fixtures, Schedule
|United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time)||27.05.2017 15:30 EST|
|England (GMT Europe Time) (United Kingdom)||27.05.2017 20:30 GMT+0|
|India (IST Indian Time)||28.05.2017 1:00 IST|
Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid
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Barcelona Vs Alaves Live Online Commentary
There is no need to tell you how huge of favourites the Catalans will be against Deportivo Alaves in the following Copa del Rey final. This will also be the last match for head coach Luis Enrique on Barca’s dugout. Barcelona have the imperative to confirm the role of favourites and save the season with the only trophy they have left to play for. As regards Barca’s team news head of the final: forward Paco Alcacer is set for a rare start in a big game with the Uruguayan Luis Suarez out suspended. Sergi Roberto is also banned which may see Javier Mascherano fill in at right-back. Otherwise Barca should be at full strength.
On the flip side, Alaves’ head coach Mauricio Pellegrino can be more than proud on the results he has made with his team in this campaign of both Primera Division and Copa del Rey. Alaves finished the La Liga campaign in the top half of the table and they reached the cup final. Alaves’ main characteristics is a rock-solid defensive line, but it will probably have the toughest possible challenge to stop Barca’s forwards. As for Alaves’ team news: centre-back Victor Laguardia is the only likely absentee with a serious knee injury.