The Copa del Rey final is also another version of the clasico with Barcelona – Real Madrid on ESPN. There’s also Premier League action on Wednesday’s soccer TV schedule with Manchester City – Sunderland on NBCSN.
Barcelona – Real Madrid on ESPN at 3:30pm. When the final of the Copa del Rey is the clasico, the game gets moved to ESPN. The story of the 2014 La Liga season might be the two Spanish super clubs looking up at Atletico Madrid, but a clasico is still a clasico. After falling out of the Champions League to Atletico Madrid, Barcelona lost 1-0 to Granada. Real Madrid shutout Almeria 4-0.
“Finals are there to be won,” Barcelona manager Tata Martino said. “There is nothing routine about playing finals. They are our objective. The players are used to playing finals, but it doesn’t make them any less important. The cup is not something to be ignored, we want to win this as much as we would want to win any final.”
Manchester City – Sunderland is on NBCSN at 2:45pm. Manchester City is 3rd in the Premier League, losing 3-2 to Liverpool over the weekend. Last place Sunderland are coming off of a 1-0 loss to Everton.
“The ball didn’t fall for us against Everton,” Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole said.”But we looked like a decent side and we really took the game to them. We’ve two games coming up this week against top sides and I think we’re more than capable of turning in another performance like we did against Everton. That’s what we need to be setting ourselves up for. Every team we come up against is a Barclays Premier League team. We’re all in the same league playing for the same points so why shouldn’t we go out and get a result?”
Also on Wednesday’s soccer TV schedule, the DFB Pokal on Univision Deportes: Bayern Munich – Kaiserslautern at 2:30pm. The Copa Libertadores is on Fox Deportes: Lanus – Santos Laguna at 6:30pm and Leon – Bolivar at 9pm. All Times Eastern