Barcelona – Athletic: schedule and where to watch the LaLiga match on TV


Xavi Hernndez’s team receives Valverde’s lions in Montjuic in one of the classics of Spanish football

The coach of FC Barcelona, ​​Xavi Hernandez, in a press conference.Alejandro GarciaEfe

The Liga returns after the break due to the commitments of the national teams and does so with a classic of Spanish football. The Olmpic Llus Companys stadium hosts this domingoOctober 22, the match between Barcelona and the Athletica duel corresponding to the tenth day of the domestic competition between two rivals located at the top of the classification.

He Onlythe only team that does not know defeat, resumes the League from the third position of the table with 21 points (with a balance of six wins and three draws), one point behind Girona and three behind the leader, Real Madrid. For his part, the Athletic arrives in the city of Barcelona installed in the fifth plaza with 17 points after five wins, two draws and as many defeats.

Those of Xavi Hernandez They seek revenge on the Montjuic mountain for the draw signed in Girona just before the break and continue to hunt for the lead. The main problem for the Blaugranas is in the nurse, crowded this week with players injured and with discomfort: Jules Kound, Alejandro Balde, Pedri, Frenkie de Jong, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, Lamine Yamal y Sergi Robertothe last to join the list of casualties due to a soleus injury.

Of all that group, only Yamal and Balde could have minutes this Sunday. But we also look beyond the match against the Basques, since the next day the Classic against Madrida duel in which Xavi hopes to recover Pedri, Raphinha and Lewandowski.

On the part of the lions, Ernesto Valverde recover Nico Williams, Mikel Vesga e Igo Ruiz de Galarreta, key men in the Bilbao’s good start to the season. In contrast, the injury of Yeray lvarez reduces the defense, since Valderde only has two centre-backs available, Dani Vivian y Aitor Paredes.

To prolong the good feelings that Athletic is leaving, where on the last day they beat Almera by a resounding 3 to 0, the team will have to put an end to a disastrous streak, since The Basques have not won at Barcelona’s home since 2001while the last tie occurred in 2018.

The Valencian referee Juan Martnez Munuera is he rbitro designated for Barcelona-Athletic.


The match between Barcelona y Athleticcorresponding to matchday 10 of the League, this Sunday, October 22in the Olympic Llus Companys from the 9:00 p.m.. The meeting can be followed at straight by television through the platform Dazn. Likewise, everything that happens in the duel between Blaugrana and Leon can be followed in the direct from EL MUNDO.

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