This might be the marquee La Liga match up of Saturday strictly because of the Barcelona brand. Barcelona sits atop the La Liga table and is trying to stay there, ahead of Atletico Madrid, with a win. Barcelona has yet to lose or draw in a game this season. Ending that streak is a tall order for Real Valladoid, who currently sit in the bottom half of the table at 16th.
Date: October 5
Start Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Stadium: Camp Nou
TV Info: beIN Sport, beIN Sport en Español
Live Stream: beIN Sport Play
Barcelona have a young budding star in Marca Bartra, who has been filling in for the injured Javier Mascherano. He understands that when he returns he could lose playing time, but he is excited for it as well.
“We want them fit again as soon as possible,” Bartra said, via ESPN FC. “The more we are, the more competition there is and the better we play. If we’re doing well now, I can’t imagine what kind of level we’ll be at when they come back.”
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