Football fans in India can soon add the words Barcelona and Lionel Messi in their daily discussions as the La Liga resumes its 2019-20 season late on Thursday. Live streaming of the match will be available online.
Barcelona fans will be delighted with the news that the superstar captain, who is leading the scoring charts with 19 goals, has been cleared to play by head coach Quique Setien, and will hope for a winning start in their bid to earn a third consecutive La Liga crown.
The league leaders enjoy a two-point lead over rivals Real Madrid and will re-start their campaign on Matchweek 28 away at Mallorca on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, La Liga record title winners Real Madrid, who beat Barcelona in the El Clasico in March to reduce the points deficit, will be facing Eibar at home in Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. You can watch live streaming of that match as well.
Their cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid, who are currently lying sixth in La Liga, two points adrift of the top-three, will look to make that jump with a favourable result away to Athletic Bilbao.
La Liga will resume with the Seville derby between city rivals Sevilla and Real Betis, kicking off in the early hours of Friday for Indian viewers.
The former, lying in third place in La Liga table with 47 points, nine behind Real Madrid, will look to narrow that gap down and breathe some life into the title race.
All La Liga matches will be played behind closed doors in adherence to the safety protocols to fight the pandemic. Live streaming of the games will therefore be a massive boon to football lovers.
La Liga fixtures and schedule
Sevilla vs Real Betis, 1.30am IST
Granada vs Getafe, 11pm IST
Valencia vs Levante, 1.30am IST
Espanyol vs Deportivo Alaves, 5.30pm IST
Celta Vigo vs Villarreal, 8.30pm IST
Leganes vs Real Valladolid, 11pm IST
Mallorca vs Barcelona, 1.30am IST
Athletic Club vs Atletico Madrid, 5.30pm IST
Real Madrid vs Eibar, 11pm IST
Real Sociedad vs Osasuna, 1.30am IST
Where to watch La Liga in India
Fans can watch the matches on La Liga’s official Facebook page, where they will be streamed live.