The international break is over, and club football returns to our lives. The Champions League starts in just three days, but before the European Cup kicks off, Barcelona have an important La Liga match to play on Saturday.
You wouldn't think it's that important when Deportivo Alavés come to Camp Nou, since it's a team that just won promotion to La Liga and will probably fight against relegation all season. But while the opponent isn't the strongest, Barça are the last title contender to play this weekend, and both Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid have won their games, putting pressure on the Catalans to win their game as well and stay at the top of the table.
That's how La Liga works: you can't drop points in any game because the others will win and put pressure on you. This is why the Spanish league is fun, this is why Barcelona have to win today, and this is why you have to watch it. Don't miss it.
Date/Time: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 8:30pm local time, 7:30pm BST (UK), 2:30pm ET, 11:30am PT, 12am IST (India, next day)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Mario Melero López
TV listings: beIN SPORTS (US & Canada), beIN SPORTS En Español (US & Canada - Spanish), Sky Sports 2 (UK), Sony Six (India), Movistar+, Canal+ Partidazo (Spain), elsewhere
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(Listings via LiveSoccerTV)