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Deportivo La Coruña vs Barcelona, La Liga: Team News, Match Preview


Barcelona v Sevilla - Spanish Copa del Rey Final Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

FC Barcelona (1st, 83pts) vs Deportivo La Coruña (18th, 28pts)

Competition/Round: 2017-18 La Liga, Matchday 35

Barcelona team news: Sergi Roberto (out, suspension)

La Coruña team news: Eneko Bóveda (out, injury), Adrián López, Sulley Muntari, Sidnei, Zakaria Bakkali (doubtful, fitness)

Date/Time: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 8.45pm CET (Barcelona), 7.45pm GMT/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 2.45pm EST, 11.45am PST (USA), 12.15am IST (India, next day)

Venue: Estadio Abanca-Riazor, A Coruña, Spain

Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Sky Sports Football (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India), others

How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), Sky GO (UK), FuboTV (7-day free trial, click here to sign up)

After a spectacular, breathtaking performance against Sevilla to win the Copa del Rey last week, Barcelona have spent the last seven days preparing to win another title: La Liga is up for grabs this Sunday, and the math is simple: one point and Barça are champions.

It doesn’t matter what Atlético Madrid do the rest of the way, the Blaugrana will officially clinch the title with a simple draw against Deportivo La Coruña, who are bad result away from relegation.

But this is Barcelona, and after the unbelievable attacking performance we had in the Cup Final, it’s kinda safe to expect a statement win to clinch the title in style. Andrés Iniesta is leaving after all, and he deserves a goodbye in his honor: with great football and trophies. We already have one, time to win the second.


Barcelona (4-4-2): Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Coutinho, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez

Deportivo (4-3-1-2): Martínez; Juanfran, Schär, Albentosa, Luisinho; Guilherme, Mosquera, Borges; Çolak; Lucas, Adrián


Deportivo are just too desperate right now, and we’ve had some great results at Riazor in recent seasons. It’s hard to see anything other than a dominant Barça win: 3-0 to the champions.

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