La Liga reaches its first midweek matchday of the new season schedule, with tough games for the title contenders: while Real Madrid travel to San Mamés to face Athletic Bilbao, league leaders Barcelona also have to board on a plane for one of the most difficult games in Spain: an encounter with Celta Vigo at the Balaídos, one of the hardest grounds in the league.
The Celestes have been the biggest surprise of this young season, sitting in fourth place after the initial four matches, with a dangerous offense and an attractive style of football. Barça target Nolito has been the star of the team, and he is among the league's top scorers with four goals so far. Alongside his partners Orellana and Iago Aspas, he promises to bring a lot of pressure to the current champions' defense.
Luckily for the Blaugrana, their best defender is back: Gerard Piqué returns after serving a four-match suspension, and he is set to start his first La Liga match of this campaign. With his comeback, we should be able to see Barça's famous Gala XI, considering to be the strongest starting lineup, including names like Andrés Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar. Yeah, it might be good. But despite all of that talent, they are by no means leaving Celta's home without going through war, and we should see a great game.
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015, 8pm CET (local time), 2pm ET, 11am PT (US), 7pm (UK), 11:30pm IST (India)
Venue: Estadio de Balaídos, Vigo, Spain
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco
Who to Watch
Celta Vigo: Andreu Fontás, Nolito
Barcelona: Luis Suárez, Gerard Piqué
How to Watch
TV: beIN SPORTS En Espanõl (US, Canada - Spanish), Sky Sports 2 (UK), Sony Kix (India), Canal+ Liga, Movistar TV Fútbol, Abono Fútbol, more