Barcelona vs Athletic: how and where to watch - times, TV, online
All the information you need to know on how and where to watch Barcelona host Athletic Bilbao at Camp Nou (Barcelona) in LaLiga Santander on 31 January 2021 at 21:00 CET.
Ahead of the game with Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman spoke the press about his club's objectives for the match and the rest of the season.
Barcelona vs Athletic: match preview
"We had the chance to beat Athletic in both of our two previous meetings with them," Koeman began.
"In the Super Cup, they won and we know that they are strong physically, especially from set-pieces. They perform to a high level and we'll need to be focused.
"In both of our last two games against them we created chances and we have to put them away.
"We've improved when we don't have the ball and looked more focused in recent games. We have to continue that way. It's important that we don't give away any unnecessary fouls for them to capitalise on from free-kicks."
Koeman said his Barca squad, who have won their last four league games and have also reached the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, need some reinforcements after players such as Luis Suárez and Ivan Rakitic left the club last year.
"We've made many changes this season, we've made a bet on young players and right now we're not able to win many things. We must be realistic about where we're coming from and the changes we've made," he said.
Barça beat Athletic Bilbao 3-2 in their last league meeting earlier this month but then lost to the Basques after extra-time in the Spanish Super Cup final.
Athletic are in ruthless form under new coach Marcelino, winning their last five games in all competitions. They thrashed Getafe 5-1 in their last league outing.
What time does the Barcelona vs Athletic match start?
The 2020/21 LaLiga match between Barcelona and Athletic will be played at Camp Nou (Barcelona) and will kick off at 21:00 local time (CET) on Sunday 31 January 2020.
That's 15:00 ET, 12:00 PT and 20:00 in the UK.
Find out what time Barcelona vs Athletic gets underway where you are in the world.
Where can I watch Barcelona vs Athletic?
No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Barcelona vs Athletic match is available on here.
Spain: Movistar+, Partidazo in Movistar LaLiga, Movistar Laliga, Movistar Laliga 1, Mitele Plus.
United Kingdom: Premier Player HD, LaLigaTV.
United States: Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español.
Is the Barcelona vs Athletic game online?
Barcelona-Athletic is available in most nations through the rights holders’ online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or Ios/Android app to watch it on.
For example, Fanatiz is a dedicated streaming platform in the US and in the UK, Premier Player has a streaming service. Movistar + in Spain are showing the LaLiga games.
Barcelona vs Athletic: AS English live coverage
You can also follow our live text commentary, with all the key statistics, here on AS English. We will be building up to the match throughout the day before giving you a minute-by-minute account as it unfolds.