La Liga leaders and virtual champions Barcelona will continue their march to the title on Sunday night with another home match, but this will be a tough test for the Blaugrana, who are yet to lose a game in the league this season.
Barça welcome Alavés for what has been a tricky game the last few times these two sides have faced. That includes the Copa del Rey Final of last season, which Barça ultimately won but had to work a lot harder than many predicted. Alavés are a solid defensive side with dangerous players on the counter, and they have what it takes to get a result at Camp Nou.
Lionel Messi and Philippe Coutinho will probably start together for the very first time, and if they’re able to find good chemistry early in the game we could see a good win for Barça. It’ll be very tough and fun at the same time, and you just can’t miss it.
Competition/Round: 2017-18 La Liga, Matchday 21
Date/Time: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 20:45 CET/WAT (Barcelona/Nigeria), 19:45 GMT (UK), 14:45 EST, 11:45 PST (USA), 01:15 IST (India, next day)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Digne; Paulinho, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Coutinho
Alavés: Pacheco; Alexis, Laguardia, Maripán, Duarte; Gómez, Medrán, Wakaso, Pérez; Guidetti, Sobrino