Barcelona will take on Espanyol in the upcoming home match on 7 December 2014 at Camp Nou. Barca who are currently two points behind from the toppers Real Madrid, will be looking to take three important points against their local rivals. The weight of recent history falls heavily the way of Barca as far as this fixture is concerned. Blaugrana will come into this match on the back of 4–0 win against Huesca in Copa del Rey Round of 32 while visitors also come on the back of win in same competition against Alaves.
Barcelona vs Espanyol Match Time, Telecast in India [7 Dec 2014]
|Competition||La Liga 2014–15|
|Date||7 December 2014|
|Time||4.00 pm [GMT], 9.30 pm [IST]|
|Broadcast & |
|Canal+ Yomvi, GOL T, Star Sports 2|
Sky Sports 5/HD, Sport TV 1
Spain: Canal+ Yomvi, GOL T
Argentina: DIRECTV Play Latin America
Uruguay: DIRECTV Play Latin America
India: Star Sports 2 Asia
United Kingdom: Sky Sports 5/HD
Portugal: Sport TV1Australia: Fox Sports 1
United States: beIN Sports USA
Greece: OTE Sport 2
Russia: Setanta Sports Arabia 2 HD
Belgium: Belgacom 11+
Ghana: Canal+ Foot
Chile: DIRECTV Play Latin America
Germany: LAOLA1. TV
Sweden: C More Sport 1
Cote d’Ivoire: Canal+ Foot
Barcelona vs Espanyol Match Preview
The Blaugrana will enjoy home advantage and want to press that home in this game in order to get the right result, enabling them to stay on the cottails of runaway leader Real Madrid.
If Barca want to finish top of the competition, then they have to go with must win mind, manager Luis Enrique could be tempted to rest one or two players.
In the last 10 years, both local rivals have met on 25 occasions in all competitions with the Espanyol winning just twice while Barca have taken all three points on 16 of those occassions.
Parakeets have struggled this season and appears comfortable at 12th position with 14 points but they are only four points from second bottom.
After the Spanish Football Federation rejected Lionel Messi’s intial appeal of the yellow card received for time wasting after being hit by a bottle, Barcelona appealed to a higher authority.