Barcelona vs Espanyol Liga Match 04 Feb 2018 Live Streaming (click Here)
Check what time it is played, which television channel and where to watch online the game played by Barcelona on Sunday February 4 against Espanyol, on day 22 of La Liga Santander 2018.
Where do Barcelona televise today against Espanyol?
The Espanyol-Barcelona match will be televised today, Sunday, February 4, 2018 by beIN La Liga, starting at 4:15 p.m.
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Espanyol and Barcelona are again facing each other for the third time in this brand new year 2018. Both played a controversial eliminatory quarter-final Copa del Rey 2018, in which they passed loc culés.
In addition, the Espanyol carries 17 consecutive games in La Liga without winning to Barcelona (3E 14D), without scoring in 13 of them, and never in his history has linked 18 without victory against the Blaugranas in the competition.
Barcelona vs Espanyol Live streaming
Barcelona, the undefeated leader of LaLiga Santander, visits this Sunday (10:15 a.m. LIVE LIVE on DirecTV) at the RCDE Stadium, where Espanyol – the only team with Real Madrid that has beaten the Catalans so far this season course- will seek to park the controversies of the cupbearer derbies and put an end to a streak of two consecutive league defeats.
The quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey left a 1-0 in the blue and white feud and a 2-0 at the Camp Nou, where Barcelona certified the move to the semifinals. However, extra-sports episodes that still float in the air also surfaced.
Espanyol, in fact, denounced to the Committee Antioquialence the words of the azulgrana Piqué and Busquets, who has opened file, although Barcelona will present allegations.
The center referred to the blue and white club as “Espanyol de Cornellá” repeatedly and the midfielder said that the rival players had celebrated the victory in the first leg of the quarter as if they were in the semifinals. These statements did not sit well within the periquita entity.
In addition, there were several episodes starring radicals of both teams both in the first leg and back. In any case, both the Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, and the Blue and Whites’ outfit have lowered the decibels during the week to reduce tension and focus only on the match.
Beyond the extra-sports aspects, Barcelona visits the RCDE Stadium, where in the tournament of the KO it added the third defeat so far this year, after the setbacks suffered in the Spanish Supercup against Real Madrid.
In the League breathes calm team Ernesto Valverde, who has eighteen victories and three draws with an advantage of eleven points with respect to Atletico de Madrid, his most immediate pursuer.
In these, the main concern of the coach is the physical condition of his players after a last month of competition loaded with games.
In this way, it is expected that tomorrow the Barca preparer bet on the rotations. Even more so if you consider that next Thursday his team will play the pass to the final copera in Mestalla.
Valverde will not be available to injured Ousmane Dembélé and Thomas Vermaelen, who continue to recover from their respective muscle injuries, while André Gomes has been left out of the squad, although he has already overcome the digestive discomfort that has prevented him from training with his players. companions in the last week.
The rear is one of the lines in which Valverde could introduce changes. Lucas Digne and Nelson Semedo are running to give rest to Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto on the wings.
In the midst of Iniesta, Rakitic or Busquets could also take a break. Thus, Philippe Coutiho, who against Valencia was not a starter, has all the ballots to play in front of his team.
For its part, Espanyol is not going through its best moment, as it has not yet scored any points in the second round: it has lost against Sevilla and against Leganes.
Thus, obtaining a good result against Barcelona at the RCDE Stadium should be the first step towards a positive dynamic with a view to the final stretch of the season.
Everything points to the fans will see a Espanyol similar to the last derbies. Quique Sánchez Flores knows that taking risks against a team like Ernesto Valverde is a risky bet and will try to protect the tie to zero the maximum.
This formula worked in the first leg and not in the return: tomorrow will try again. The task is complicated according to the story, because to find a win for Espanyol as a host in the league we must go back to the 18th day of the 2006-07 season, a 3-1 with goals by Luis García, Tamudo and Rufete and Barça Saviola.
Probable alignments of Espanyol and Barcelona La Liga Match 04 Feb 2018:
Espanyol: Diego López; Marc Navarro, Óscar Duarte, Naldo, Aarón; Jurado, Víctor Sánchez, Darder, David López, Granero and Gerard Moreno.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Digne; Rakitic, Paulinho, Coutinho; Aleix Vidal, Suárez and Messi.