It’s time for the first out of Barcelona adventure of the season! The Blaugrana will look to build on an exciting opening win over Real Sociedad with a tough trip to the beautiful San MamÃ©s face Athletic Bilbao.
Despite the two goals conceded last week, Barca have been impressive in their debut and need to bring the same level of performance and intensity to every game they play. And that’s even more crucial against the Athletic, who will be physical and tough for 90 minutes.
It has become a heated rivalry and there will be fans at the San MamÃ©s which makes it an even more attractive game. Vamos!
Starting eleven: Neto; Dest, GarcÃa, PiquÃ©, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Griezmann, Memphis, Braithwaite (4-3-3)
Bench: PeÃ±a (GK), Arnau (GK), Araujo, Umtiti, Emerson, Balde, Nico, Roberto, Gavi, Puig, Demir, Manaj
Starting eleven: Agirrezabala; Lekue, Vivian, MartÃnez, Balenziaga; Berenguer, GarcÃa, Vencedor, Muniain; Williams, Sancet (4-4-2)
Bench: Ezkieta (GK), NuÃ±ez, Vesga, Morcillo, De Marcos, Zarraga, Villalibre, R. GarcÃa, Williams, Serrano
Competition / Day: 2021-22 the league, 2nd day
Date hour: Saturday August 21, 2021, 10 p.m. CET (Barcelona), 9 p.m. BST / WAT (UK and Nigeria), 4 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. PT (USA), 1:30 a.m. IST (India, Sunday)
Place: San MamÃ©s, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
Arbitrator: Juan MartÃnez Munuera
VAR: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva
HOW TO WATCH AND BROADCAST LA LIGA
How to watch on TV: Not available (US), TSN 3 (Canada), LaLigaTV (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), MTV (India), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), others
How to watch online: ESPN + (United States), LaLigaTV (United Kingdom), others
Match thread rules
We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our game day chats:
Even if the referee sucks or we lose the match, watch the swear words. It’s just unnecessary. Also, do not discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Ultimately, be nice to each other. It’s a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend each other.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÃA!