WELCOME TO THE SPOTIFY CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of Barcelona’s first match in their new European journey as they welcome Czech champions Viktoria Plzen for Matchday 1 of the Champions League group stage. Barça come into this one having made an unbeaten start to the La Liga season, and they hope to maintain the momentum by beating the weakest team in the group and getting off to a triumphant start to the continental campaign. 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; Roberto, Kounde, Christensen, Alba; Kessie, De Jong, Pedri; Dembélé, Lewandowski, Ansu Fati (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Tenas (GK), Piqué, Araujo, Eric, Balde, Busquets, Gavi, Torre, Raphinha, Ferran, Memphis
Starting XI: Stanek; Havel, Hejda, Pernica, Jemelka; Kalvach, Bucha; Sykora, Vlkanova, Mosquera; Chory (4-2-3-1)
Substitutes: Tvrdon (GK), Jedlicka (GK), Tijani, Pilar, Cermak, Holik, Jirka, Bassey, Ndiaye
Competition/Round: 2022-23 UEFA Champions League, Group C, Matchday 1
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Thursday)
Venue: Spotify Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Lawrence Visser (BEL)
VAR: Benoît Millot (FRA)
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
How to watch on TV: TUDN (USA), BT Sport 6 (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), Not Available (India), Movistar Liga de Campeones (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!