Girona vs Barcelona: Match Preview, live stream, TV, Team News – LaLiga 2018-19 preview

Girona vs Barcelona: Match Preview, live stream, TV, Team News – LaLiga 2018-19 preview
Girona vs Barcelona: The two Catalan sides will clash in a Primera Division encounter that might have been played in Miami.

Barcelona will attempt to bounce back from their 2-0 loss against Sevilla on Wednesday when they travel to Girona in La Liga.

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There was a suggestion this match could be played in Miami, but that talk was scrapped in December, so instead it will take place in Girona’s Estadi Montilivi home.

Ernesto Valverde’s side had won all of their three preceding games before the midweek reverse, in which they heavily rotated their squad. 

If that pain is to be justified, they simply must come out on top Sunday.

Girona also suffered Copa del Rey frustration in midweek, with two late goals giving Real Madrid a 4-2 advantage through the first leg of their quarter-final tie. 

Girona vs Barcelona: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Can they back that solid performance up with another such display against Spain’s other superclub?

Barcelona are looking to maintian their lead at the summit of La Liga when they take on Girona on Sunday.

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Ernesto Valverde had to summon Lionel Messi from the bench last Sunday against Leganes with the Argentine again inspiring his side after a second-half setback. 

Barca lead second place Atletico by five points but will be wary of a Girona side that scored twice at the Bernabeu midweek. 

Barcelona remain firmly in pole position to win La Liga, boasting a healthy five-point advantage over second-place Atletico Madrid. 

However, they have proven themselves vulnerable at times this season and that was evident as they went down to a 2-0 Copa del Rey quarter-final first-leg loss against Sevilla on Wednesday.

Team News

Girona have a number of selection problems, with Johan Mojica and Borja Garcia the most notable of their absentees. 

On-loan Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts is sidelined along with Aday Benitez.

After giving his fringe players a chance to impress in the Copa del Rey, Ernesto Valverde will unleash all the big guns once more against Girona.

He is still without Samuel Umtiti and Rafinha, while Ousmane Dembele will also miss this match due to a relatively minor ankle injury.

Line Up

Possible Barcelona starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suarez, Coutinho

Possible Girona starting XI: Bono; Ramalho, Espinosa, Juanpe; Porro, Pons, Granell, Carnero; Portu, Lozano; Stuani

TV channel and live stream, and online coverage

Eleven Sports have secured exclusive rights to La Liga coverage in the UK this season.

Fans can watch the match on Eleven Sports through iOS mobile and tablet apps as well as Android mobile.

You can also follow all the action with NewGersy Sport’s LIVE blog.

More Details:
Girona 0-1 Barcelona
LaLiga 2018-19
Venue: Estadi Montilivi
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Kick-off: 3:15pm GMT


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