The date and channel for the AD Ceuta match against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey 2022-2023

Today, the Round of 16 of the Copa del Rey League season begins for the current season 2023/2022, and we highlight specifically the match between AD Ceuta against Barcelona, which we will show you a comprehensive guide to in the coming lines.

Match preview

Fresh from clinching his very first piece of silverware as Barcelona supervisor, Xavi currently lays out to prevent a Copa del Rey gigantic killing as the Blaugrana fulfill third-tier Ceuta in the last 16 on Thursday night.

The visitors to the Alfonso Murube Stadium defeated Actual Madrid 3-1 in the final of the Supercopa de Espana last break, while the hosts attracted 2-2 with the Blancos' Castilla side.

Currently having the knowledge when it concerns knocking first-tier sides out of the Copa del Rey, Ceuta got over Utrera and also Ibiza in the earlier rounds of the competition prior to dealing with a complicated last-32 meeting with Elche on January 3, but their wonderful run would certainly not stop there.

Rodri Rios struck the game's only goal from the charge area to send out Jose Juan Romero's team with to the last 16 for the first time in their background, which functions as an instead large silver lining to their recurring struggles in the Primera Division RFEF.

Cueta came back from two objectives down to save a point against Real Madrid Castilla on Sunday, however their winless run in Team 1 of the 3rd rate currently stands at 4 matches, and they sit record low of the standings in 20th area with just eight points to their name from 19 suits.

A prompt transfer pull back to the 4th tier is attracting ever nearer by the week for the Copa del Rey last-16 participants, although they have only endured one defeat from their last five games at the Alfonso Murube Arena as well as have actually fallen short to rack up in just one of their last 17 video games on acquainted turf.

Probably dealing with an uncomfortable meeting with his opposite number Juan Romero after asserting that Barcelona obtained "fortunate" with the Copa del Rey draw, Xavi can quickly be made to eat his words if Ceuta can stun the footballing landscape as well as knock out the 31-time champs.

However, few will be holding their breath over that eventuality, with Barcelona returning to Copa del Rey responsibilities after securing the Supercopa de Espana crown, beating Actual Betis on penalties in the semi-finals before Gavi, Pedri as well as Robert Lewandowski netted versus Actual Madrid in the masterpiece occasion.

Familiar with winning trophies in Catalan colours throughout his having fun days, Xavi is itching for even more success in the dugout as his side rest 3 points free from Genuine Madrid on top of the La Liga table, as well as eight of their last 9 video games in all competitions have ended in victory.

La Blaugrana were provided rather the scare in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey against Intercity, however, as they went ahead three times yet were pegged back on each event by 21-year-old Oriol Soldevila, whose unbelievable hat-trick was eventually in vain as Ansu Fati secured a 4-3 win in added time.

One would certainly consequently expect Xavi to have discovered his lesson about talking about "fortunate" cup draws, as Barcelona purpose to stay clear of a second successive last-16 exit after going out at this phase to Athletic Bilbao - whom they beat in the 2020-21 last - in 2014.

Ceuta as well as Barcelona have formerly satisfied three times in the Copa del Rey, with the Blaugrana prevailing 3-0 in the 2000-01 3rd round prior to a 7-1 aggregate success in the 2010-11 fourth round, where Pedro and also Maxwell both netted in a 2-0 first-leg win at the Alfonso Murube Arena.

Without fresh fitness problems to report from their stalemate with Real Madrid Castilla, Ceuta ought to once more set up in their normal 4-2-3-1 formation, unless Juan Romero chooses to add in an extra protector to suppress the Blaugrana's wealth of attacking choices.

Rios will certainly miss any potential quarter-final if he is scheduled, yet the 32-year-old can still expect to spearhead the strike, while Liberto Beltran - that began the sway Elche - has currently left to sign up with Alcoyano.

Centre-back Fabrizio Danese marked his launching with an objective off the bench versus RM Castilla, yet the Italian is unlikely to be handed his very first beginning in a tie of this size.

When it comes to Barcelona, Ferran Torres and also Lewandowski are both great to feature in the Copa del Rey in the middle of their La Liga suspensions, meaning that Xavi needs to be dealing with a fully-fit squad for the last 16, preventing the relaxed Ronald Araujo.

The Blaugrana boss will certainly no doubt take this possibility to make a wealth of changes, starting with Inaki Pena taking pleasure in a rare beginning in objective, while Hector Bellerin as well as Eric Garcia ought to be handed possibilities at the back.

Franck Kessie, Sergi Roberto, Pablo Torre as well as Fati must likewise be in line for starts, although it remains to be seen if Memphis Depay will certainly be included amid supposition bordering a possible January departure.

Ceuta possible starting schedule:
Montagud; Garcia, Lafarge, Gutierrez, Macias; Reina, Lopez; Gonzalez, Cuevas, Redondo; rivers

Barcelona possible beginning schedule:
Pain; Bellerin, Garcia, Christensen, Dawn; Robert, Kessie, Tower; Raphinha, Torres, Fati

We state: Ceuta 1-4 Barcelona
As if Ceuta did not currently have enough inspiration to assert a historical scalp over Barcelona, Juan Romero has actually affirmed that his side will certainly not offer the Supercopa de Espana champions a minute's rest after being scrubed up the upside-down by Xavi.

The third-tier hosts understand how to discover the back of the internet in the house and will take self-confidence from seeing Intercity placed three past a rejigged Blaugrana backline, yet we do not expect any shocks on Thursday as well as are backing Barcelona's myriad of attacking choices to push their side right into the quarter-finals.

What channels will broadcast the match between AD Ceuta and Barcelona?

  Arena Sport 9 HD Croatia
  Cosmote Sport 2 HD
  Digi Sport 3 Romania
  M+ Champions League BAR HD
  M+ Champions League HD

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