Barcelona vs Elche: how and where to watch - times, TV, online
All the information you need to know on how and where to watch the Barcelona vs Elche LaLiga match at Camp Nou (Barcelona) on 24 February at 19:00 CET.
After a couple of very disappointing results in Champions League and in LaLiga, Barcelona will have the opportunity to come back to winning ways in the Spanish competition against Elche at Camp Nou.
Ronald Koeman’s men were just able to grab a point against Cádiz at home in a match where they had opportunities to take it comfortably. If you are in the US you can tune in on Fanatiz.
A last-minute goal that changed everything
However, at the very end a penalty by defender Clément Lenglet changed everything, and the draw was taken as a defeat by Barcelona fans, since it was seen as a wasted opportunity to get closer to leaders Atlético Madrid, who lost to Levante (0-2).
Moreover, the draw against Cádiz ‘helped’ Sevilla to overtake the ‘Blaugranes’ and take the third position in the standings. Barcelona are now five points behind archrivals Real Madrid and eight points behind Atleti.
Elche finally taste victory
Meanwhile, Elche will go into the match with some confidence after ending their 16-game winless run against fellow relegation candidates Eibar (1-0). Fran Escribá’s men are sitting 17th in the standings, with 21 points, tied with Eibar and Valladolid.
Elche haven’t won away from home in eight attempts, since October, and they haven’t been able to defeat Barcelona since the 1974-75 campaign. Meanwhile, Barcelona haven’t conceded a goal to Elche since 1978 - a run of 11 consecutive clean sheets in all competitions.
There could be some changes thinking of Sevilla
Ansu Fati, Philippe Coutinho, Ronald Araújo and Sergi Roberto remain unavailable for the Catalan giants.
Óscar Mingueza and Junior Firpo could feature from the start in defence, while Miralem Pjanic, Riqui Puig and Trincao may have their chance too, taking into account that Barcelona will face Sevilla next. Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann will be the main menace for the visitors up front.
Key player Fidel is back
As for Elche, Escribá will make some changes in midfield, with Omenuke Mfulu likely to take Iván Marcone’s spot after the Argentinian player was suspended for accumulation of bookings.
Diego González and Víctor Fernández will also miss out the match, but the good news is that Fidel will be back against the Catalan giants in attack.
Players like Helibelton Palacios, Luismi Sánchez, Josan or Pere Milla could also have their chance, while it seems that Tottenham Hotspur loanee Paulo Gazzaniga will probably have to wait to make his club debut.
What time does the Barcelona vs Elche match start?
The 2020/2021 LaLiga match between Barcelona and Elche will be played at Camp Nou (Barcelona) and will kick off at 19:00 CET on Wednesday 24 February 2021.
That's 18:00 in the UK, 13:00 ET and 10:00 PT.
Find out what time Barcelona v Elche gets underway where you are in the world.
Where can I watch Barcelona vs Elche?
No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Barcelona vs Elche match is available on here.
Spain: Movistar Laliga 1, Mitele Plus, Movistar+, Movistar Laliga, Partidazo in Movistar LaLiga.
United Kingdom: Premier Sports 1, Premier Player HD, LaLigaTV.
United States: Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español.
Is the Barcelona vs Elche game online?
Barcelona-Elche 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 Elche: 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.
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