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Barcelona will play Levante on Wednesday night in the Copa del Rey quarter-final second-leg, with most pundits predicting a comfortable win for Barcelona in this one. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Barcelona already hold a comfortable 4-1 lead over Levante from the first leg, and it would take a brave person to predict that Levante can overturn that deficit – especially as this second leg will be played at the Nou Camp. Most are predicting an even bigger win for Barcelona this time around.
Barcelona are yet to lose at home, and they have not lost by more than a single goal this season. That means in most people's eyes Barcelona are already penciled in for the semi-final.
The Catalan club will welcome today's easy game, and it will be a nice distraction for them following the controversy that surrounded Sandro Rosell's stepping down last week as the club's president.
Rosell of course resigned as president due to a lawsuit connected to the Neymar signing over the summer.
Barcelina coach Gerardo Martino will now be hoping that the players can put the focus well and truly back on the pitch, and a big win tonight will help fans and players forget the troubles of the past week.
According to ESPN, Martino has said today's game "is a good way to show that we just focus on football. If we can have our fans just talking about football, about what happens on the pitch, that would be much better. For me these are institutional matters, I prefer to stay away from them. I am just happy to be able to have Neymar here, happy that he plays for Barcelona."
Barcelona vs Levante will kick off at 4 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.