WELCOME TO THE REALE ARENA!!! The beautiful home of Real Sociedad in the Basque Country, which will forever be known as the Anoeta Stadium in our hearts, is the site of a crucial La Liga clash between the hosts and Barcelona, who come into this one in desperate need of three points to bounce back from two bad home defeats. But La Real are always tough to play against at home and are still fighting for an European spot, and will not make it easy for Barça. 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)
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Alves, Araujo, Piqué, Alba; F. De Jong, Busquets, Gavi; Dembélé, Aubameyang, Ferran (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Neto (GK), Carevic (GK), Eric, Lenglet, Mingueza, Dest, Nico, Puig, Adama, Memphis, Braithwaite, L. De Jong
Starting XI: Remiro; Zaldúa, Zubeldía, Le Normand, Rico; Januzaj, Zubimendi, Merino, Rafinha; Sorloth, Isak (4-4-2)
Substitutes: Ryan (GK), Ayesa (GK), Elustondo, Muñoz, Gorosabel, Pacheco, Illarramendi, Guridi, Guevara, Martín, Portu, Djouhara
Competition/Round: 2021-22 La Liga, Matchday 33
Date/Time: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 9.30pm CET (Barcelona), 8.30pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3.30pm ET, 12.30pm PT (USA), 1am IST (India, Friday)
Venue: Reale Arena, San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain
Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Grande
VAR: Juan Martínez Munuera
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA
How to watch on TV: Not Available (USA), TSN 1 (Canada), Premier Sports 1 (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!