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Barça make their 2020/21 Copa del Rey debut this Thursday against Cornellà in the Round of 16 at the Nou Municipal de Cornellà de Llobregat (9.00pm CET).
The first-team have never faced the side from Baix Llobregat in official competition, but they're a regular opponent for Barça's youth teams. This season three teams from La Masia have already played in Cornellà, and all three earned a victory. The first were U19B: Oscar López's team won 0-2 on November 11 thanks to goals from Jordi Coca and Aleix Garrido.
The U19A side won 3-4 on 14 December. The locals took the lead, but Jaume Jardí equalised from the penalty spot and then Txus Alba scored a direct free-kick to make it 1-2. Cornellà managed to make it 2-2 before the break, but Alarcón's double took the game away from the hosts, even though they added another with the final move of the match.
Barça B grabbed their win six days later on 20 December. In the final game of the year, Garcia Pimienta's team won 0-1 thanks to a direct free-kick by Alex Collado.
That was a match in which Iñaki Peña, Konrad and Ilaix took part, and the trio could also play again against Cornellà this Thursday if Koeman decides to call them up.
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