After a midweek date with the Champions League, the world of football returns to league action, and it's no different for Barcelona, as the Blaugranes face Levante at Camp Nou on Sunday. With three wins in three matches so far, the Catalan giants have had a perfect start in their quest for back-to-back La Liga titles, and they are in firm position to keep their unbeaten run against a relegation candidate.
Levante have only two points from their initial games, and they don't like to play at Camp Nou. Recent history sees 10 straight Blaugrana victories, and the last four have seen at least four goals in each of Barça's cakewalk wins. But the situation looks different this time: the Treble winners are full of injuries to important squad members, and coach Luis Enrique has to manage his healthy players' minutes in order to avoid any more problems, which could make this match a little tougher than expected.
But Barça has potential good news, with Brazilian full-back Dani Alves set to return to action after a month of nursing a groin injury. Although his absence wasn't really noticed with the solid performances of Sergi Roberto in his position, it's always good to have healthy, good players available, and Alves should provide another attacking threat if he gets a chance to play on Sunday. Up front, the 'MSN' trio is getting into form, and a weak defense should give them opportunities to get some goals. Last time around against Levante, they scored five together. Will they do it again?
Date/Time: Sunday, September 20th, 2015, 8:30pm local time (CET), 2:30pm ET, 11:30pm PT (US), 7:30pm BST (UK), 12:00am IST (India, next day)
Venue: Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona, Catalonia
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán
Who to Watch
Barcelona: Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Neymar Jr.
Levante: Nabil Ghilas
How to Watch
TV: beIN SPORTS (US, Canada), beIN SPORTS En Español (US - Spanish), Sky Sports 5 (UK), Sony Kix (India), Abono Fútbol 1, Canal+ Partidazo, Movistar TV Fútbol, more