By RYAN TOLMICH
Wednesday presents another day of cup action, highlighted by a match between two of Spain’s powerhouses.
Atletico Madrid is set to kick off the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals against the very same team that knocked them out of last year’s competition: Barcelona. Although Atleti nicked Barcelona to claim the league crown last season, Barca took it to Atleti when the two collided in the Copa del Rey with a 5-0 beating over two legs before eventually falling to Real Madrid in the final.
The match between the two teams will be the second in 10 days, as Barcelona took down Atleti, 3-1, behind goals from the attacking triumvirate of Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.
In addition, Wednesday’s action features a Copa Italia match between Inter Milan and Sampdoria, an AFCON meeting between Congo and Gabon, a trio of Copa MX contests, and plenty of U-20 action.
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Enjoy the day’s action (today’s schedule after the jump):
2:00 p.m. – beIN Sports Connect – Congo vs. Gabon
2:00 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Villareal vs. Getafe
2:45 p.m. – beIN Sports Connect – Tottenham vs. Sheffield United
3:00 p.m. – beIN Sports Connect – Inter vs. Sampdoria
4:00 p.m. – beIN Sports Connect – Malaga vs. Athletic Bilbao
4:00 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid
5:00 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Columbia U-20 vs. Venezuela U-20
5:30 p.m. – Fox Sports 2 – U.S. U-20 vs. Trinidad and Tobago U-20
7:10 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Uruguay U-20 vs. Chile U-20
7:50 p.m. – ESPN Deportes – Atletico San Luis vs Queretaro
7:55 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Chivas de Guadalajara vs Dorados
10:00 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Pumas UNAM vs Zacatepec