Barcelona defeats Rayo Vallecano: It was Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona in Copa Del Rey. The match Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona ended in a 1-2 win for Barcelona.
The first goal of the match came in the 2nd half as Fran Garcia scored for the hosts in the 63rd minute to give them the lead.
His goal was canceled by Lionel Messi as he equalized for Barcelona just 6 minutes later in the 69th minute.
It took the 80th-minute mark for Barcelona to find the winner as Frenkie de Jong scored to push Barcelona in the quarter-finals of Copa del Rey.
#When and where to watch Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano
When is Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano going to be played? Thursday, 28th January 2021, 1.30 AM IST
Where is Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano going to be played? Estadio de Vallecas, Madrid
Where can I watch Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano; BAR vs VAL Live Streaming Online? There will be no live stream or telecast of the Copa del Rey in India. Live scores and updates from the game between Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano will be available on the Twitter handles of both teams
Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano Team News
Ronald Koeman’s experiment with La Masia squad in the previous round was close to failing, with the team requiring extra time to get the better of third division outfit Cornella. So the Dutchman might want to tone down on the number of changes he could be making for this particular encounter.
Unfortunately, Koeman is still missing his lethal weapon at right-back in Sergino Dest. The American international yet to return to full fitness and has been omitted from the squad that will travel to Vallecas, alongside Sergi Roberto. It essentially means that Oscar Mingueza and Junior Firpo could once again operate as full-backs for Barcelona this midweek.
Barcelona Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Neto; Mingueza; Araujo, Lenglet, Firpo; Moriba, Pjanic, Puig; Dembele, Brathwaite, Trincao
Rayo Vallecano head coach Andoni Iraola primarily likes to play with a 4-2-3-1 formation and things are unlikely to change this time around. It could, in fact, mirror Barca’s preferred shape, though we do expect the attacking midfielder in Oscar Trejo to operate deeper and assist the two central midfielders in the second line of press.
Rayo Vallecano Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Dimitrievski; Advincula, Catena, Saveljich, F. Garcia; Suarez, Comesana; Palazon, Trejo, A. Garcia; Bebe
BARCELONA VS RAYO VALLECANO PREDICTION
Barcelona have a splendid record against Rayo Vallecano and it remains unlikely that they will find any particular difficultly in extending their ongoing run of two consecutive wins in all competitions. The presence of Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele in the squad could certainly make things difficult for Rayo, who are likely to shift their focus to the league and their upcoming game against Espanyol on Sunday.
Prediction: Barcelona 2-0 Rayo Vallecano