Barcelona have the chance to stamp their authority at the top of the league when struggling outfit Rayo Vallecano visit the Nou Camp. The Catalonians destroyed Real Madrid twice last week and ahead of a crucial Champions League tie against Lyon, they will love to get the job done in La Liga. 19th placed Rayo Vallecano looked destined to go down with just 23 points from 26 games. They will be devoid of any confidence when meeting a side of the quality of the Catalonians. They did come quite close to beating Barcelona the last time the teams met but last-minute goals from Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele changed the complexion of the tie. Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano Live Football Score.
Gorka Elustondo and Abdoulaye Ba are both out of the game for Rayo owing to injuries. Coach Michel is likely going with a 3-4-3 formation with Alejandro Galvez, Emiliano Velazquez and Jordi Amat the men responsible for thwarting any Barcelona attack. Raul De Tomas has been the leading goal scorer of the team but he will need his midfield to get on the ball more. Santi Comesana in midfield is a quality player and big things are expected from this 22 year old who will have to outplay the likes of Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets.
Goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski can expect a long day at work and will need some luck playing against a top team. Ousmane Dembele and Sergio Busquets are two players who could be rested for Barcelona considering a crucial game against Lyon is on the horizon. Carles Alena, Phillipe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal are the three players who could be handed game time this evening. Vidal in particular has impressed in whatever little opportunity he has got and fans will be expecting the same against Rayo Vallecano. Talisman Lionel Messi has bailed the Catalonians out whenever they have been in trouble this season and all eyes will be on him once again as he is our player to watch out for.
When is Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano, La Liga 2018-19 Football Match Schedule (Date, Time and Venue Details)?
Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano lock horns against each other in the La Liga match on March 09, 2019 (Saturday). The top-ranked team is hosting the 19th-placed side in a match that will be held at the Camp Nou. It will kick off at 11:00 p.m IST.
How to Watch Live Telecast of Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano, La Liga 2018-19 Football Match?
Sony Pictures Networks holds the broadcast rights of La Liga in India. So, the Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano match will be live telecast on Sony Six and Sony Six HD channels.
Where to Get Free Live Streaming Online of Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano, La Liga 2018-19 Football Match?
If you are unable to watch the match live on their TV sets, you can catch Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano match online via live streaming on Sony Liv app as well as on La Liga's official Facebook page. You can also live football score updates on LatestLY here.
Barcelona will get all three points in the bag with ease and it could very well turn out to be a goal fest if they put their foot on the gas and increase the tempo of the game.