What a tough week it was for Barcelona. The defending champions were trying to maintain the league lead and a perfect record in the beginning of this season, but got completely dominated by Celta Vigo, who won 4-1 in spectacular fashion, losing the undefeated status, and the lead on the table. It was a horrible night for the Blaugrana, and they need a quick answer.
The opportunity arrives on Saturday, when the Catalan giants face newly-promoted Las Palmas at Camp Nou, eager to come back to the winning ways and put pressure on the sides above them. More than that, it's important to get a statement victory for the team's own confidence, and they should count on the return of full-back Jordi Alba and forward Sandro Ramírez, who missed midweek action through injuries.
If a victory comes, then Barça will have a better atmosphere to prepare for two huge games next week, a Champions League date with Bayer Leverkusen, and a trip to the tough environment of Sevilla's home. Lionel Messi and Co. should be intense on Saturday, and it looks like an interesting matchup.
Date/Time: Satuday, September 26th, 2015, 4pm local time (CET), 10am ET, 7am PT (US), 3pm BST (UK), 7:30pm IST (India)
Venue: Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona, Catalonia
Referee: Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea
How to Watch
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