Fans of Spanish football can watch live online as defending La Liga champions Barcelona meet Malaga — the only team in the Spanish top division they failed to defeat last season — Saturday at the Camp Nou, in a match expected to feature the return of Brazil superstar Neymar to the home side’s lineup in his first La Liga action this season.
Neymar was bedridden with a debilitating case of mumps last week, leaving Barcelona with just two members of its dominant three-pronged South American attack — Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Uruguay international Luis Suarez.
The three South American stars led Barcelona to an incredible treble last season, when Barcelona won the UEFA Champions League and the Spanish Copa Del Rey as well as the La Liga crown. The three superstars up front drove home a record 122 goals in all competitions on the way to that remarkable achievement.
To find out how to watch the La Liga Week Two Barcelona vs. Malaga match live online, see the streaming info in the final paragraph of this article. Kickoff at the Camp Nou — Spain’s largest stadium with more than 99,000 seats — is set for 8:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time on Saturday, August 28, which will be 2:30 p.m. United States Eastern Daylight Time, 11:30 a.m. Pacific.
While Malaga held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw and then defeated the Catalan powerhouse 1-0 last season, the visitors’ Manager Javi Gracia heads into Saturday’s match with no illusions.
“We know that it’s a game which will demand the best from us if we want to have a chance, but you have to work hard and prepare well in proportion to the difficulty of the rival. If not, there will be no chance,” he said on Friday.
Gracia dismissed the suggestion that last season’s success in restricting Barcelona will have any bearing on Saturday’s match.
“That’s passed now,” he said. “It’s not good to look back so much. We have to look for the future and think about what will happen at Camp Nou, which is a difficult ground to go to, but we’re excited for the challenge.”
Saturday’s Barcelona vs. Malaga La Liga Week Two match will be carried by the Qatar-based international sports network beIn Sports. Subscribers can watch live online using beIn Connect at this link. The network is also part of the Sling TV International Sports package, which costs $10 per month. But the first month is free, and the subscription can be cancelled at any time. To access the Sling TV free live sports offer, visit this link. Another link to watch live online can be found here.
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