Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano have kicked off at the Camp Nou as the reigning champions continue their healthy gait towards a title defense. Rayo sits at the opposite end of the table from Barcelona, and if Messi and Suarez’s romp in Madrid is any indication, this one won’t be close. Follow the score in the live stream below, and watch the full match on fuboTV:
Barcelona vs. Rayo Vallecano
- Date: Saturday, Mar. 9
- Time: 12:30 pm ET
- TV Channel: beIN SPORTS
- Live Stream: fuboTV (start your 7-day free trial)
Barça defeated Real Madrid twice in four days last week, which meant their biggest rivals now have zero chance of winning a trophy this season. Those two victories also mean the Blaugrana will have a shot at defending their Copa del Rey title while also jumping one of the biggest hurdles on their quest to conquer La Liga again. Having a week with no games was crucial for the team following two very demanding Clásicos, and manager Ernesto Valverde gave his guys several days of rest as a reward for their exploits in the Spanish Capital.
Their job on Saturday is to not take their opponent for granted and make sure they stay at least seven points ahead of Atlético Madrid in the standings. They’ll face a Rayo team on a five-game losing streak and fighting against relegation, but the team from Vallecas has competed in every one of those five losses, including a narrow 1-0 defeat to Barça’s title rivals, Atlético. And the first match Rayo and Barça played this season, Vallecano had a 2-1 lead and the game fully under control before Ousmane Dembélé and Luis Suárez scored two goals in the final three minutes to give Barcelona an improbable win on the road.
This game is at Camp Nou, where Barça have been a dominant force this season in all competitions. They’ve destroyed the worst teams in the league at home so far, and if Lionel Messi is on fire, which is usually the case, then Barça is big favorites to win this one. However, Barcelona has one or two shocking losses in them every season, and Rayo is dangerous enough to take advantage of a possible off-night from the champs. You can watch this match – and every major La Liga game – live on fuboTV. Sign up now for a free trial to start watching.
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