Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad: Team News, Preview, Live Stream and TV InfoManuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty ImagesBarcelona will be out to secure redemption when they face Real Sociedad in their return to La Liga on Saturday, having suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time in almost 12 months this past week. Manager Luis Enrique's side surrendered a 2-0 loss at Malaga last Saturday before suffering a 3-0 hammering in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash against Juventus on Tuesday evening. La Real are in a slightly more confident mood after beating Sporting Gijon 3-1 at home on Monday night, and La Liga's sixth-placed outfit will be hopeful after drawing 1-1 at home to Barca on home soil earlier this season.
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m. BST/2:45 p. ETVenue: Camp Nou, BarcelonaLive Stream: Sky Go app (UK), fuboTV (U. S. )TV Info: Sky Sports 3 (UK)Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad Form GuideBarcelonaReal SociedadJuventus 3-0 BarcelonaReal Sociedad 3-1 Sporting GijonMalaga 2-0 BarcelonaAtletico Madrid 1-0 Real SociedadBarcelona 3-0 SevillaReal Sociedad 1-1 LeganesGranada 1-4 BarcelonaAlaves 1-0 Real SociedadBarcelona 4-2 ValenciaReal Sociedad 0-2 Athletic BilbaoSoccerwayTeam NewsThe biggest concern for Enrique leading up to Saturday's duel with Sociedad concerns his attempt to replace Neymar, who will begin a three-match suspension for his show of dissent during Saturday's trip to Malaga.
Sociedad have won eight of their 15 away games so far this season—only two fewer than Barcelona and Real Madrid—and aren't likely to encounter the Blaugrana in a more vulnerable state than the one they're in at present. Read on for all the latest team news heading into Saturday's La Liga showdown, complete with fixture information and a breakdown of the matchup's biggest headlines. Date: Saturday, April 15Time: 7:45 p.
Joaquin Maroto of Spanish daily AS reported the Brazilian's one-match ban for the red card he picked up in that loss was increased to three games after he applauded the fourth official. Real Madrid TV presenter Phil Kitromilides confirmed that suspension will include arguably the biggest domestic fixture of Barca's season:Phil Kitromilides @PhilKitroNeymar suspended for three games. Misses Clasico.
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But Imanol Alguacil, who has lost only three games since taking the helm in December, may feel optimisitc that his side can take something away from their trip to the league leaders. TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream beIN SPORTS fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on ITV 4. It can be streamed via Eleven Sports. UK TV channel Online stream ITV 4 Eleven Sports Squads & Team News Position Barcelona squad Goalkeepers Ter Stegen, Cillessen Defenders Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Sergi Roberto, Umtiti, Jordi Alba Midfielders Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal, Alena, Arthur Forwards Messi, Suarez, Coutinho, Malcom, Dembele Barcelona starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Vidal, Arthur; Messi, Dembele, Suarez.
Match Preview With their first semi-final appearance in the Champions League for four years secured thanks to a 3-0 demolition of Manchester United at Camp Nou on Tuesday, Barcelona are flying high as they look to keep their dreams of a treble on track. Ernesto Valverde’s side ensured that it was a return to forget for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the Catalan city and now return their attentions towards domestic concerns.
Position Real Sociedad squad Goalkeepers Moya, Rulli Defenders Zaldua, Llorente, Moreno, Elustondo, Navas, Le Normand, Hernandez, Munoz Midfielders Zubeldia, Merino, Oyarzaba, Pardo, Sangalli, Muguruza Forwards Juanmi, Jose, Bautista, Ramirez Real Sociedad starting XI: Rulli; Zaldua, Llorente, Zubeldia, Juanmi, Merino, Oyarzabal, Willian J, Pardo, Aritz, MunozBetting & Match Odds Barcelona are priced as odds-on 2/9 favourites, according to bet365. Real Sociedad are 12/1 outsiders, while a draw can be backed at 11/2. Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.
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co/A72xdQna0Z 🔴🔵#ForçaBarça https://t. co/W9gEh0iGzqReal Sociedad have no new injury concerns as they make their way to Catalonia, although forward Juanmi will be missing for the visit after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against Sporting. Right-back Alvaro Odriozola, meanwhile, looks likely to remain on La Real's sidelines after suffering a muscle injury against Atletico Madrid at the start of the month, meaning 20-year-old Zaldua appears likely to retain his place in defence. PreviewNeymar will begin a three-match suspension against Real Sociedad. Emilio Andreoli/Getty ImagesIt seems only too likely Barcelona will return to a four-man defence for the visit of Sociedad on Saturday after seeing a three-man backline exploited all too often during their defeat to Juventus in midweek.
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