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Barcelona 2-0 Athletic Bilbao: LaLiga how to watch on TV and online live streaming









After a fantastic win against Chelsea in the Champions League, Barcelona are back in La Liga action with another home game when Athletic Bilbao visit the Camp Nou on Sunday.





 Barça remain eight points clear at the top of the table and are getting closer and closer to the title, and this weekend’s test will be a tough one.

Athletic have had a very tough season and are just not the same team they used to be under, you know, Ernesto Valverde! 

They’re struggling to defend as well as they did under the current Barça manager and they’re not nearly as lethal on the counter as Valverde’s side was.

But they still have a really good squad of Basque players, including Barça’s January target Iñigo Martínez, and their attacking players Iñaki Williams and Aritz Aduriz are still very dangerous. 

They’ll come to the Camp Nou and be very organized without the ball and look to get a goal on the break.

Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao: LaLiga prediction and preview, how to watch on TV and online live streaming, start time, team news, line-ups

Everything you need to know ahead of the league leaders' match at home to the Basque outfit this weekend.





Barcelona return to action in La Liga on Saturday with the visit of Athletic Club at Camp Nou.

Ernesto Valverde's side beat Chelsea 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday to take their place in the last eight of the competition and the Bluagrana were paired with Roma in Friday's quarter-final draw.

In the Primera Division, the Blaugrana remain unbeaten with 72 points from their 28 games, having won 22 and drawn six so far to lead second-placed Atletico by eight points with 10 rounds left.

TV channel & kick-off time
Barcelona versus Athletic kicks off at 16:15 local time on Sunday and will be broadcast live in the UK (United Kingdom) on Sky Sports Football (via the red button) and Sky Sports Mix from 15:10 GMT.

In the United States, the game can be watched live on television on beIN SPORTS and kicks off at 10:15 ET.

Here, New Gersy takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's match against Athletic...





Team News

Barcelona
Nelson Semedo is still out with a hamstring injury, while Sergio Busquets is also sidelined after suffering a hairline fracture in one of his toes against Chelsea.

Sergi Samper is out with a long-term problem. The midfielder was on loan at Las Palmas, but damaged ankle ligaments in a game against Eibar in January and has returned to Barcelona for the rest of the season in order to recover and receive treatment.

Denis Suarez is also sidelined.

Luis Suarez misses out through suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in La Liga last weekend as Barca beat Malaga 2-0.

With Luis Suarez suspended, Paco Alcacer is in line for a rare start for Barcelona in attack alongside Lionel Messi.

In midfield, Andre Gomes could come in for the injured Busquets, while Philippe Coutinho is set to start after resting on Wednesday, given that he is cup-tied for the Champions League.

After his impressive performance against Chelsea in which he scored his first Barca goal, Ousmane Dembele is set to keep his place on the right.

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Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Club lost 2-1 at home to Marseille on Thursday night and crashed out of the Europa League following a 5-2 aggregate defeat to the French side.

In La Liga, this has also been an inconsistent season for the Basque outfit, down in 12th place with just 35 points from their 28 games.

Mikel Balenziaga could return at left-back against Barca, but winger Iker Muniain is sidelined, while midfielder Mikel Rico and defender Yeray Alvarez are doubtful.

POSSIBLE LINEUPS
Barcelona (4-4-2): Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Vidal, Rakitic, Paulinho, Coutinho; Messi, Alcácer

Athletic (4-2-3-1): Kepa; De Marcos, Núñez, Martínez, Balenziaga; San José, Etxebarria; Williams, Raúl García, Susaeta; Aduriz


1ST HALF
Barcelona 2-0 Athletic Bilbao

2ND HALF
Barcelona 2-0 Athletic Bilbao

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