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Valencia CF v Deportivo Alavés - La Liga Santander Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images

FULL-TIME, Valencia 2-3 Barcelona: A five-goal thriller with all the goals coming in the second half, and Barça showed great character to come from behind and win a crucial away game. Well done, boys!


WELCOME TO THE ESTADIO DE MESTALLA!!! One of the classic stadiums of Spanish football is the site of a huge La Liga match between hosts Valencia and Barcelona, who come into this one desperate for a victory after the loss to Granada in midweek and seeing the two Madrid teams pick up wins on Saturday. This won’t be easy against what is always a tough Valencia team at their home, and you are welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!

(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; Araujo, Piqué, Lenglet; Dest, De Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Alba; Messi, Griezmann (3-5-2)

Bench: Neto (GK), Arnau (GK), Mingueza, Umtiti, Firpo, Roberto, Pjanic, Matheus, Ilaix, Puig, Trincão, Dembélé

VALENCIA

Starting XI: Cillessen; Correia, Gabriel, Guillamón, Gayà; Wass, Soler, Racic, Lato; Gómez, Guedes (4-4-2)

Bench: Jaume (GK), Mangala, Ferro, Diakhaby, Piccini, Oliva, Cheryshev, Musah, Gameiro, Blanco, Lee, Vallejo


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2020-21 La Liga, Matchday 34

Date/Time: Sunday, May 2, 2021, 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Monday)

Venue: Estadio de Mestalla, Valencia, Spain

Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez

VAR: Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

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

How to stream: FuboTV (USA), Premier Player (UK), Facebook Live (India), Movistar+ (Spain), 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!