Spanish television company RTVE will deploy a camera solely to watch Lionel Messi during Wednesday night’s Copa del Rey final with Real Madrid. Wednesday night’s Copa del Rey final between Real Madrid and Barcelona will see Lionel Messi watched by a Spanish television camera, just one week after he received criticism following the defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. Whilst Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale will also be followed, it is sure that Messi will be the most watched after media made a significant point of his lack of running against Atletico. The Argentine ran just 6.8km according to UEFA statistics, less than any other outfield player and just 1.5km more than Jose Pinto. Messi has been in excellent form once this campaign, scoring 25 goals in as many La Liga games.