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Barcelona vs Espanyol, La Liga: Live blog, updates, goals, highlights

Join us for a huge Barcelona La Liga adventure!

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WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of one of the most anticipated matches in recent Barcelona history as the Catalan giants face local rivals Espanyol in a huge La Liga game. But it’s not about this being a Derby match: tonight marks the debut of a new era as Barça legend Xavi Hernández makes his debut as head coach, and the hope is that this is the start of a new period of glory under the leadership of a club legend. This should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!

(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)


LIVE BLOG


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Piqué, García, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Nico; Akhomach, Memphis, Gavi (4-3-3)

Substitutes: Neto (GK), Peña (GK), Araujo, Lenglet, Umtiti, Balde, Roberto, Puig, Coutinho, Demir, Ez Abde, L. De Jong

ESPANYOL

Starting XI: López; Vidal, Gómez, Cabrera, Pedrosa; López; Embarba, Herrera, Darder, Puado; De Tomás (4-1-4-1)

Substitutes: García (GK), Llambrich, Calero, Morlanes, Wu Lei, Mérida, Melendo, Loren, Dídac, Dimata, Bare, Melamed


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2021-22 La Liga, Matchday 14

Date/Time: Saturday, November 20, 2021, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Sunday)

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Grande

VAR: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

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

How to watch online: ESPN+ (USA), LaLigaTV (UK), others


Matchday Thread Rules

We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:

Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, watch the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.

Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!