Barcelona begins the Copa del Rey title defense against Linares Deportivo

Barcelona begins the Copa del Rey title defense against Linares Deportivo

Today, Wednesday, the Spanish club Barcelona will start the journey of defending the King’s Cup title, when it will visit Linares Deportivo in the round of 32 of the King’s Cup competitions for the current season 2021-22.

The Linares stadium will host at 8:30 pm this Wednesday the Linares Deportivo match against Barcelona in the King’s Cup.

Barcelona seeks to win and qualify for the final through successive victories in the King’s Cup and appearing at a distinguished level at the beginning of the cup to defend the title successfully after winning the King’s Cup for its last edition for the 31st time in its history.

Xavi and his team will only accept a victory over its host, Linares Deportivo, in a confrontation that is not reassuring for everyone, after Barca appeared with a very poor performance this season, and it will be a difficult task for Xavi to reconcile the angry fans with the decline in the level of players.

On the other hand, Linares Deportivo seeks to show its best and will fight to overtake Barca, taking advantage of the stadium and the public, and the decline in the performance and results of the opponent this season to qualify for the next round.

Xavi said in the press conference before the Linares Deportivo match: “The importance of the cup? If we were top of the league it would have been the same, it’s one of the titles we compete every season and we are excited, the cup is a goal regardless of the situation in other competitions, we want to win it and we are the current champions and we want to keep on the title.”

And the Barca coach continued: “It will be a complicated match against a good team, Barcelona B won there and we analyzed Linares and we know the difficulties they can face against us. It is a very difficult match, we have nothing to gain because we are the favorites.”

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