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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.)
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
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.
Football writer Sid Lowe said he is crucial to Celta:
Sid Lowe @sidlowe
Aspas, the single most important player for his club in Spain? (Others: Messi, Moreno…)
Aspas looks to have played his way into Spain’s FIFA 2018 World Cup squad despite stiff competition for places, but he will want to maintain his form to guarantee his place on the plane to Russia.
Can Barcelona Remain Unbeaten?
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Barcelona secured a La Liga record in their 2-1 win over Valencia on Saturday when they made it to 39 games unbeaten. Valverde’s side have just six games left and could go through the entire campaign without defeat.
That achievement has been largely overshadowed by the disappointing UEFA Champions League defeat to Roma, but football writer Andrew Gaffney said Barca deserve respect for their La Liga milestone:
Andrew Gaffney @GaffneyVLC
39 matches unbeaten for Barcelona in LaLiga which is a new record. It’ll probably get lost in the CL fallout but that’s still an impressive return in the league for a new coach, who lost his second best player almost immediately after taking over.
Although the league title looks destined for the Camp Nou, Barcelona still have some testing fixtures to negotiate, not least Tuesday’s trip to Celta.
Swedish journalist Alexandra Jonson explained why Barca may struggle at Balaidos:
Alexandra Jonson @AlexandraJonson
Barcelona have gone to Balaídos with A LOT more to play for the last two seasons and LOST. Also Celta have more on the stake this time, they have EUROPE to play for. Aspas have the WORLD CUP to play for. 🔊 more of my argument to why Barcelona will NOT go unbeaten ⬇️ https://t.co/1agwWLmXii
Barcelona drew 2-2 with Celta at the Camp Nou in December. However, they got the better of Juan Carlos Unzue’s side in the Copa del Rey as they drew the away leg 1-1 and then won 5-0 at home.
Much may depend on how many changes Valverde makes to his team, but Barcelona’s unbeaten run will get a tough examination on Tuesday night.