Celta Vigo vs. Barcelona: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info
Unbeaten La Liga leaders Barcelona head to Celta Vigo on Tuesday as they aim to move another step closer to the title.
Ernesto Valverde’s side are 11 points clear at the top of the table but may have one eye on Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Sevilla.
Celta go into the game on the back of defeat at Leganes on Saturday, but they have proved tough opponents for Barca in the past particularly at Balaidos.
Here’s a look at how you can watch the game, followed by team news and a preview.
Date: Tuesday, April 17
Time: 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET
TV: Sky Sports Football (UK), beIN Sports (U.S.)
Stream: Sky Go, beIN Sports Connect, fubo.tv
Celta will be without two key players for the visit of Barcelona as both Hugo Mallo and Pablo Hernandez are suspended, per Transfermarkt.
Barcelona’s only injury concern is Ivan Rakitic, who is expected to miss out again after undergoing surgery on a broken finger sustained in the UEFA Champions League defeat to AS Roma.
However, Valverde could rotate his team, and squad players such as Thomas Vermaelen, Lucas Digne, Andre Gomes, Denis Suarez and Paco Alcacer may get a start.
Awesome Aspas Can Hurt Barcelona
Celta striker Iago Aspas has enjoyed a superb season and scored 19 La Liga goals this season—only Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi have scored more.
The 30-year-old was on target in the game between the two sides at the Camp Nou and should trouble a Barcelona defence that may include a few changes.