Barcelona vs Eibar, LIVE: Follow all the action from La Liga as Lionel Messi and Co look to record a 13th league win
- Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Roberto, Rakitic, Arthur, Busquets, Coutinho, Suarez, Messi;
- Eibar XI: Riesgo, Pena, Bigas, Arbilla, Cote, Escalante, Diop, Cucurella, Orellana, Jordan, Enrich
- Follow all the action from the Nou Camp as it happens here with Sportsmail
Barcelona’s quest at a second-successive La Liga title continues on Sunday evening when they host Eibar.
The Catalan club sit top of the table with 40 points from 18 games so far.
You can follow all the action from the Nou Camp as it happens with Sportsmail’s JORDAN SEWARD. Kick-off is at 5.30pm.
If you are viewing this via our mobile site, click here to follow the runner.
Here is how Atletico closed the gap at the top earlier
MATCH REPORT: Antoine Griezmann proved to be Atletico Madrid’s decisive figure yet again as the Frenchman struck the only goal in a 1-0 win at home to Levante on Sunday which kept Diego Simeone’s side in touch with La Liga leaders Barcelona.
Griezmann smashed home from the penalty spot in the 57th minute to score for the fifth consecutive game in all competitions after Levante midfielder Nikola Vukcevic was penalised for handball in the area.
Levante, who were perhaps feeling the effects of beating Barcelona 2-1 on Thursday the Copa del Rey, produced a scrappy display but had one chance to level when Jose Luis Morales was played in. However, the forward’s shot bounced off the chest of Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE
Ernesto Valverde rested the two stars for their Copa del Rey clash against Levante and it didn’t go according to plan with Barcelona losing the first leg 2-1.
But today it is back to league action and the Barcelona boss is not taking any risks especially with Atletico Madrid closing the gap to two points earlier this afternoon.
Cucurella starts against parent club… haven’t heard of him? click here and find out more about the young star
Interesting to see Cucurella start against his parent club. The 20-year-old has looked impressive this season at Eibar and will certainly want to perform today and catch the eye of Ernesto Valverde.
If you don’t know anything about the youngster, who by the way if there any Football Manager fans with us is available on a free in summer 2019… And is unbelievable on, then CLICK HERE to find out more about him.
I expect he will be Eibar’s go-to man today.
Ahh here it is, fresh off the press…
Line Up vs @FCBarcelona#BarçaEibar pic.twitter.com/FoiZqaFnJm
👋 Hellooooo! The players arrive at the Camp Nou
🔵🔴 #ForçaBarça #BarçaEibar pic.twitter.com/eZ3jMHZeVd
🔵🔴 #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/ffGre54DBT
The Nou Camp has not been a happy hunting ground for Eibar. In fact, playing against Barcelona anywhere usually only ends in one thing. A defeat.
In the eight meetings between the two sides Barcelona have won all of them. But Eibar will be hoping if they go down they go down fighting this time and will not want to see a repeat of what happened the last time they came to town.
If there are any Eibar fans following, which I’m confident there aren’t, look away now.
And welcome to the live blog of this La Liga clash between Barcelona and Eibar.
Kick-off is just over an hour way but fear not we have got plenty to keep you occupied with until the first whistle.
Don’t go anywhere, team news to follow shortly.
Source: Read Full Article