HOW TO WATCH: As usual when we play Barcelona, the match can be seen on both the BeIN Sports English channel and second channel (Spanish). In the US, Fubo offers both of these, and if you haven’t already claimed your free trial, you can do that here.
LINEUPS: They’re out early.
VILLARREAL: Asenjo; Mario, Alvaro, Victor Ruiz, Pedraza; Trigueros, Caceres; Santi Cazorla, Fornals, Samu Chukwueze; Gerard. (I’ve assumed sort of a 4-2-3-1 but who knows until they line up)
Bench: Andrés; Funes Mori, Bacca, Jaume Costa, Toko Ekambi, Raba, Morlanes.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Lenglet, Nelsen Semedo, Piqué, Jordi Alba; Sergio, Vidal, Rakitic; Coutinho, Dembele, Messi.
Bench: Peña; Denis Suarez, Malcom, Munir, Aleña, Juan Miranda, Juan Brandáriz.
Interesting to see only Denis, Malcom and Munir have squad numbers under 25; the rest are canteranos, hoping to get a chance with so many injuries at present to players ahead of them.