La Liga IST (Indian Time), Live Stream and TV telecast: Barcelona travel to the Basque Country to encounter Athletic Bilbao this Sunday, August 28th in La Liga 2016/2017 season Match week 2.
La Liga IST Time and Live Stream
Match: Athletic Bilbao Vs FC Barcelona (La Liga)
Date: August 28, 2016; 19:15 UK; 23:45 PM (28th August IST)
Venue: San Mames, Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao Vs FC Barcelona TV Details: Ten action/sports (Indian viewers), BT sports (UK), sky sports
Athletic Bilbao Vs FC Barcelona Live Commentary: talksport, tunein radio, flashscore
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Athletic Bilbao are the only team in La Liga not to have bought a single player this transfer window and they looked a bit stuffy last weekend in a remarkably pale performance at Sporting Gijon. Basque side were 2–0 down inside an hour and Sporting missed a penalty to go 3–0 up. A late strike from Borja Viguera was no more than a consolation goal and a 2–1 defeat at one of the relegation favourites was certainly not the ideal way to prepare for a fixture against the reigning Champions.
Meantime, the Catalans is off to their natural high-scoring and winning ways after demolishing last season’s freshly-promoted team Real Betis, 6–2, at the Nou Camp last Saturday. Two goals from Lionel Messi and a hat-trick brace from Luis Suárez were enough to secure the first win of the domestic campaign for Barcelona. Turkish midfielder Arda Turan was also on a scoresheet as the Brazilian maestro Neymar was enjoying the Olympics triumph.
Athletic Bilbao Vs FC Barcelona: Head-to-Head Stats
Two teams met 6 times last season. Athletic won the Super Cup tie 5–1 on aggregate but lost all the 4 subsequent meetings. Barcelona have won on 4 of their last 5 visits to San Mames but have only kept 1 clean sheet.
Athletic Bilbao: Predicted Line-up (4–2‑3–1)
Iraizoz – de Marcos, Boveda, Balenziaga, Laporte – San Jose, Benat – Williams, Garcia, del Moral – Aduriz.
FC Barcelona: Predicted Line-up (4–3‑3)
Ter Stegen – Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba – Rakitic, D. Suárez, Busquets – Messi, Turan, L. Suárez.