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2020-21 La Liga Week 25: Sevilla vs. Barcelona How to Watch Live

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How to Watch Sevilla vs. Barcelona
Messi and Barcelona have had little time to dwell on their loss against Sevilla in Copa del Rey just weeks ago as they face off once again in Week 25 of La Liga. Enric Fontcuberta/EPA

Barcelona have revenge in mind when they resume La Liga at Sevilla on Sunday, returning to the scene of their 2-0 defeat against Julen Lopetegui’s outfit a little more than a fortnight ago.

What TV Channel is Sevilla-Barcelona on?

Sevilla hope to translate cup success against Barcelona into La Liga currency when the top-four contenders collide this Saturday live on beIN Sports from 10:15 a.m. ET. You can live stream La Liga matches on fuboTV.

How to Watch Sevilla vs. Barcelona

When: Saturday, February 27

Where: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville, Spain

Time: 10:15 a.m. ET

TV: beIN Sports

Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)

The Blaugrana were humbled in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan when Ivan Rakitic came back to haunt his old club with a condemning strike late on:

One could argue even more lies at stake for the Spanish sides as they prepare for the second of three encounters in less than a month. Sevilla will leapfrog Barca and reclaim third in La Liga with a second straight home win over the Catalans, who have failed to score away from home in this fixture since Lopetegui took over Los Nervionenses.

Both teams are banking on domestic success after each lost opening legs at home in the UEFA Champions League’s last 16. Sevilla’s 3-2 defeat against Borussia Dortmund marked their first home loss of 2021, one day after Barcelona suffered a 4-1 humiliation at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain.

Ronald Koeman will consider this (as he must every game) a must-win matchup considering Sevilla trail by only two points with a game in hand. Victory will establish some breathing space between his men and the Seville upstarts, but defeat could help Lopetegui open a four-point gap in third.

After back-to-back home games falling short, Barcelona returned to winning ways at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, waltzing to a 3-0 victory over relegation favorites Elche. Lionel Messi scored a brace (his fourth in seven league appearances) to move clear of former team-mate Luis Suarez in the race for this season’s Pichichi Trophy, now on 18 goals in La Liga this season:

Sevilla got back in the win column themselves after beating Osasuna 2-0 in Pamplona on Monday, but Lopetegui will be expected to rotate for the visit of Barca. Youssef En-Nesyri and Rakitic could come back into the XI at the expense of Luuk de Jong and Oliver Torres, while Lucas Ocampos (ankle) and wing-back Marcos Acuna (hamstring) are likely to remain sidelined.

Gerard Pique is back fit despite being taken off late in the win over Elche, but Clement Lenglet is likely to replace Samuel Umtiti in central defense. Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele and Sergino Dest are also in the running to start in place of Martin Braithwaite, Trincao and Oscar Mingueza, respectively.

The midfield trio of Miralem Pjanic, Pedri and Frenkie de Jong worked to good effect against lesser opposition, but one among that group should make room for Sergio Busquets here. La Liga’s title race is surprisingly open once again following Atletico Madrid’s drop in form. Sevilla can afford to dream considering they’re only seven points off and boast the longest active winning streak of any team (six).

Lopetegui booked his maiden win over Barcelona in his fifth attempt earlier in February, but a first league victory in this fixture since 2015 would represent a different side to Sevilla’s evolution.

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