Barcelona must dig out of a 4-0 hole to Athletic Bilbao to capture their fifth trophy of the year, as fans can watch live online when the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup moves to Camp Nou Monday. Winners of the La Liga championship, Spanish Copa Del Rey, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup, the legendary Catalan powerhouse has a steep hill to climb to take a calendar-year quintuple.
In Friday’s first leg, an undermanned Barcelona side could not put the ball in the net and on the other end, could not keep it out as a hat-trick from Aritz Aduriz led the Athletic Club, runners-up to Barcelona in last season’s Copa Del Rey, to a stunning 4-0 whitewash at home.
The four goals were more than Bilbao scored in their previous three meetings with Barcelona combined.
The game was also the second major match in a row that Barcelona had let four past keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. The same thing happened against Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup — but that time, Barcelona managed to score five of their own to win that trophy.
In the two games, Barcelona have allowed 10 shots on goal to their two opponents — eight of those shots ending up in the back of the net.
To find out how to watch the Spanish Super Cup second leg, Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao, live online, see the streaming link in the final paragraph of this article. Kickoff time is set for 10 p.m. Central European Summer Time on Monday, August 17, at the Camp Nou in Barcelona — 4 p.m. United States Eastern Daylight Time, 1 p.m. Pacific.
Despite the fact that Barcelona will have to win by a score of 5-0 at least — the required margin increases by one for every away goal scored by Athletic Bilbao in Monday’s match — Manager Luis Enrique believes that his side, led by the world’s premier goal scorer Lionel Messi, can still take home that elusive fifth trophy of 2015.
“We are completely convinced that if we do things well we will have a chance,” the 45-year-old second-year manager said on Sunday.
“There is no doubt we will try to do it. I have looked at the statistics and last season we scored four or more goals in 18 games. We have the potential and we are alive. When Barca play well anything can happen,” Enrique added.
To watch the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup, Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao, live online, visit the streaming link provided by WatchESPN at this link, or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on mobile devices. Another link to watch the game live online can be found at this site.
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