Ronald Koeman’s side needs to pick up points in the title race and has an important game against Valencia
Barcelona had a busy summer with Ronald Koeman coming in to take the head coach job and Lionel Messi deciding not to leave Camp Nou despite submitting a request to move on.
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Messi staying at Barcelona has been huge for the club and Spanish football in general, especially after the league’s other biggest stars left for foreign leagues – such as Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain and Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus – in recent years.
Barcelona is a much better team with Messi and its goal this year is to win back the Spanish domestic title after Real Madrid lifted La Liga in 2019-20.
Defeats in both El Clasico games to bitter rivals have not helped Barca’s title hopes, but Koeman is still confident that Barcelona can end up victorious over Los Blancos in the battle for the trophy.
How to watch Valencia vs Barcelona on US TV
Barcelona watched as its title rivals picked up maximum points on Saturday with both Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid winning.
As a result, it needs to win on the road against Valencia on Sunday or will find itself five points behind leaders Atletico with just four games remaining in La Liga.
Valencia has performed under expectations this season, sitting way down in 14th, but could still finish in the top half of the table.
Sunday’s host is on a run of five games without a win, but has lost just three home matches all season.
Barcelona will be without Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho once again, with Martin Braithwaite also unavailable.
Ousmane Dembele is back in the squad after proving his fitness and will be a boost for Koeman for the rest of the season.
Valencia has only one main injury to deal with as goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen is not expected to be fit in time to face his former club.
Thierry Correia is likely to be included again after recovering from injury.
Valencia vs Barcelona can be streamed in the US through Fanatiz with a 7-day free trial and kicks off at 12pm PT and 3pm ET.
Barcelona on US TV in La Liga
|Date||Time (US PT / ET)||Game||Stream|
|May 2||12pm / 3pm||Valencia vs Barcelona||Fanatiz|
|May 8||7:15am / 10:15am||Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid||Fanatiz|
|May 11||11am / 2pm||Levante vs Barcelona||Fanatiz|
|May 16||TBC||Barcelona vs Celta Vigo||Fanatiz|
Barcelona in La Liga table
Despite a poor start to the season, Barcelona is now back in the top three.
Atletico sits five points ahead of Barcelona, having played a game more than Barca. Slip ups from Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid has also allowed Sevilla close the gap, making it a four-way title race.
Barcelona will need to pick up maximum points this week especially with a massive game against Atletico Madrid coming next and this year’s Champions League campaign already over.