King’s Cup, Portuguese championship… Here is the list of matches to follow on Thursday, January 26, 2023.
The schedule of matches of the day (January 26)
We start with the last two quarter-finals of the King’s Cup, after the qualifications of Osasuna at the expense of Sevilla FC (2-1) and FC Barcelona against Real Sociedad (1-0). From 8 p.m. on The Live Team, FC Valencia faces Athletic Bilbao in its lair of Mestalla. Twelfth in La Liga, the beloved club trained by Gennaro Gattuso remains in a draw at home against Almeria (2-2). Valence meets a Basque team eighth in the standings. Last weekend, Ernesto Valverde’s men lost at home to Real Madrid (0-2).
The quarter-finals of the competition will end with a poster between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, from 9 p.m. on the channel The Team. Dolphin in La Liga of FC Barcelona, with three units, the club of the Spanish capital will be deprived of the services of Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez, Aurélien Tchouaméni and Eden Hazard. On the other hand, David Alaba signs his return. Last Sunday, Carlo Ancelotti’s White House disposed of Athletic Bilbao (2-0) thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos. Real Madrid challenge Colchoneros fourth in La Liga, thirteen lengths from Barça. Large winners of Real Valladolid (3-0), the players of Diego Simeone will count in particular on their winter recruit Memphis Depay.
Finally, Benfica Lisbon goes to the Paços de Ferreira pitch, at 9:15 p.m. on RMC Sports 1, on behalf of the 20th day of the Portuguese championship. At the top of the standings with four points ahead of Sporting Braga, the team coached by Roger Schmidt will want to win to consolidate their first place. Argentinian midfielders Enzo Fernandez are undefeated over the past three days.