Celta vs Barcelona: times, TV and how to watch online
All the information you need on how and where to watch Celta Vigo host Barcelona in LaLiga action at Balaídos on Saturday 6 November at 16:15 CEST.
Barcelona travel to Balaídos to take on Celta Vigo on Saturday with the club in a state of flux. Barring any unforeseen circumstances when Barça next play, Xavi Hernández will have been installed as manager, with Sergi Barjuan, who will take charge again this weekend, returning to his role at Barcelona B. The club’s well-documented financial problems have not helped ease the transition into the post-Messi era and Camp Nou president Joan Laporta all-but admitted after firing Ronald Koeman that he had waited too long to usher in a new manager.
In a way it has worked out well for all concerned: Barjuan is clearly an unflappable coach and has handled the turmoil well, having only taken over at the Estadi Johan Cruyff during the summer. He has the opportunity after a win and a draw in the hotseat to step aside unbeaten, and would be a valuable addition to Xavi’s staff. The legendary midfielder, meanwhile, has the international break to try and get to grips with a depleted squad and start to impose his style, something that completely eluded Koeman during his ill-starred tenure.
Celta looking for consecutive Barcelona victories
Celta on the other hand will fancy their chances on Saturday. Reliably the least-reliable side in the top flight, the Galicians are equally capable of scoring or conceding four. Last season they finished eighth, just shy of Europe, and given their form this campaign the additional distraction would arguably not have been a welcome one. Eduardo Coudet appeared to have laid the foundations for a good season in the northwest but Celta have failed to spark yet, despite possessing one of the most talented and settled squads in the bottom half. The home side will be fairly confident of a mini-upset having beaten Barça in the penultimate game of 2020-21.
Barça’s injury list won’t do anything to dissuade Celta either: Barjuan will be without Sergio Agüero, Martin Braithwaite, Pedri, Gerard Piqué and Ousmane Dembélé in Balaídos. Celta will have to find their eye in front of goal to get anything out of the game though: Coudet’s side have bagged only 10 in 11 Liga games this season.
What time does Celta-Barcelona kick off?
The 2021/22 LaLiga clash between Celta Vigo and Barcelona will take place at Balaídos, Vigo, 16:15 (local time) on Saturday 24 October 2021
ET: 08:15 / PT 11:15
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Where can I watch Celta vs Barcelona?
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Celta vs Barcelona: live AS USA coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage from Vigo right here at AS USA. We'll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action as it unfolds.