Barcelona host Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou on Sunday, March 18. Here’s all the info you need to watch the Liga match.
Barcelona are coming off knocking Chelsea out of the Champions League with an emphatic 3-0 victory at the Camp Nou. Lionel Messi played a role in all three goals, and Ousmane Dembele appears to be hitting his stride.
The Catalan club are currently eight points clear on top of La Liga after a crucial 1-0 victory over their only title challengers this season, Atletico Madrid, two weeks ago.
Barcelona have almost a full two weeks off after this match, with their next game not coming until March 31, when they travel to face Sevilla.
With a decent gap between these two matches Ernesto Valverde probably won’t rotate the squad too much, and will field a team similar to the one that eliminated Chelsea this past Wednesday.
Bilbao have been struggling in La Liga. They are currently in 12th place, with 35 points from 28 matches played.
In their match with Leganes last week they came out on top with a strong 2-0 victory. Raul Garcia bagged a brace for the Basque club, scoring twice inside of the first 20-minutes.
However, in the match before that they lost 2-0 away to Sevilla by conceding two first half goals to Luis Muriel and Franco Vazquez.
Bilbao haven’t won an away match since beating Real Betis 2-0 on Dec. 22. With the form Barcelona are in, it doesn’t look like that will change.
The La Liga match between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao will be broadcast live on beIN Sports. Live streaming is available on beIN Sports Connect, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscriptions, either online or through their app.
Will Barcelona continue their dominant stretch? Or will Bilbao pull off one of the greatest upsets in La Liga this season? Only one way to find out.