Celta Vigo vs Barcelona – Live broadcast!
Barcelona will seek successive victories at the start of the new LaLiga season when they travel to Celta Vigo on Thursday evening.
After a tumultuous summer dominated by the epic Lionel Messi, Ronald Koeman’s reign got off to a great start over the weekend as Ansu Fati scored twice in a 4–0 win over Villarreal.
Celta Vigo narrowly escaped relegation last season and only won one of their first three matches this season, although Pallados has not been a happy place to look for Barcelona in recent years.
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Celta XI: Evan Villar, Hugo Malo, Morello, Edo, Jose Fontane; Lucas Olaza, Tapia, Gabri Vega; Denise Suarez, Emery Moore; Iago Aspas
Submarines: Iago Dominguez, Ruly, Araujo, Okay, Vadillo, Beltran, Nolito, Santi Mina, Brais Mendez, Baeza, Miguel Rodriguez, Career
Barcelona XI: Neto, Sergi Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, de Young; Griezmann, Coutinho, Ansu Fati; Messi
Submarines: Alina, Pjanic, Dembele, Bidri, Trinkau, Braithwaite, Inaki Pena, Riqui Puig, Conrad, Araujo, Ramos Mengo, Arnaud Tenas
Celta Viejo XI confirmed
Photo: Twitter (RC Celta)
Barcelona confirmed the eleventh
Photo: Twitter (FC Barcelona)
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Date, time and location
The Celta Vigo match against Barcelona is scheduled for 8:30 pm GMT tonight.
This match will be played behind closed doors at Municipal stadium Balaidos With no fans due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch
TV channel: UK viewers will be able to watch the match on Premier Sports, in association with LaLigaTV, which owns the rights to display Spanish football across the UK and Ireland.
Viewers with a Sky subscription can subscribe to watch LaLigaTV for free until October 15th, while those who don’t have the same time to register and broadcast matches on Premier Player.
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Barcelona were left without first goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and it is expected that Neto will switch between the posts again.
Defender Samuel Umtiti is still absent, while Junior Verbo is suspected of having a hamstring problem. Martin Braithwaite was allowed to play after a thigh problem.
Meanwhile, Osman Dembele is still linked with a move to Manchester United.
Prediction: Celta Vigo 1-2 Barcelona
The demolition of Villarreal of Unai Emery on Saturday was a perfect tonic for Koeman and Barcelona after a very difficult summer.
That impressive start should continue here against Celta, who narrowly escaped relegation last season and drew twice from their first three games in 2020-21.
However, this has not been a happy hunting ground for the Belgrana during recent seasons. More on that in a moment.
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