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Barça return home after three months looking to build on their strong restart to the season

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RCD Mallorca v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

FC Barcelona (1st, 61pts) vs CD Leganés (19th, 23pts)*


*Points and positions at the time of writing on Monday

Competition/Round: 2019-20 La Liga, Matchday 29

Barcelona Outs & Doubts: Jordi Alba, Ousmane Dembélé (out)

Leganés Outs & Doubts: Alexander Szymanowski, Dimitrios Siovas, Óscar Rodríguez (out)

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 10pm CET (Barcelona), 9pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 4pm ET, 1pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Wednesday)

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), LaLigaTV (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), Not Available (India), others

How to stream: fuboTV (USA), beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), Premier Player (UK), Facebook Live (India), Movistar+ (Spain), others


Following a solid restart to the La Liga season with a big win away to Mallorca, Barcelona return home for the first match at the Greatest Stadium on Earth in over three months. Leganés are the visitors to Camp Nou on Tuesday, and Barça will be looking to build momentum.

Considering the layoff and the strange circumstances (no fans, more substitutions), Barça played a very good game against Mallorca and some players look clearly fitter and healthier, especially Lionel Messi who played a flawless game and looked really sharp.

Now Messi and his teammates will have to deal with an insane schedule with matches every three days and a title race that promises to be extremely tight with Real Madrid looking good in their restart, so every game counts and Barça have to take advantage of another match against a relegation candidate to get three points and stay top of the table.

This should be a comfortable win, but you never know with football. Barça can’t take it for granted.


POSSIBLE LINEUPS

Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Firpo; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Messi, Suárez, Braithwaite

Leganés (4-2-3-1): Cuéllar; Rosales, Omeruo, Awaziem, Silva; Pérez, Recio; Ruibal, Eraso, Assalé; Guerrero


PREDICTION

Barça are always good at home, and the empty stadium won’t change that: 3-0 to the leaders.