La Liga fans can look forward to some midweek football action with Barcelona taking a trip to the José Zorrilla Stadium to face Real Valladolid and Real Madrid hosting Granada in the matchweek 15 fixtures.
Barcelona’s La Liga 2020-21 campaign has been a mixed bag so far as Ronald Koeman’s men struggled to build up any serious momentum despite some flashes of brilliance. The Catalan giants’ push to break into the top four suffered another major blow last week after a 2-2 draw with Valencia.
Heading into the new year, Lionel Messi and Co. will be desperate to string together some wins, starting with the Valladolid tie. Watch Real Valladolid vs Barcelona and other La Liga fixtures live in India.
Star defender Gerard Pique’s long-term knee injury has hurt Barca’s chances this season and with the knock to Sergi Roberto, the Catalan giants’ defensive woes have only compounded.
With a host of first-team defenders missing, Koeman was forced to pair up academy products Oscar Mingueza and Ronald Arajuo, both 21, at centre back against Valencia. Though Arajuo scored one of Barcelona’s goals, the young duo left much to be desired defensively.
Antonio Griezmann’s poor form and Ansu Fati’s injury has also increased the scoring burden on Messi, who has been unsettled at the club since the beginning of the season.
Barcelona’s arch-rivals Real Madrid have done comparatively better.
The reigning champions are three points off the top spot but can go level on points with Atletico Madrid with a win over Eibar on Tuesday before welcoming Granada for their matchweek 15 engagement.
Los Blancos’ star striker Karim Benzema has been in good form this season, having hit the back of the net six times already this season. Zinedine Zidane will be banking on the Frenchman to fire again against Granada.
First placed Atletico square off against second-placed Real Sociedad in another mouth-watering tie of matchweek 15.
La Liga fixtures for matchweek 15 and live India match times
All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)
Tuesday, December 22
Elche vs Osasuna – 10:00 PM IST
Valencia vs Sevilla – 10:00 PM IST
Wednesday, December 23
Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid – 12:15 AM IST
Huesca vs Levante – 12:15 AM IST
Real Valladolid vs Barcelona – 2:30 AM IST
Villarreal vs Athletic Club - 2:30 AM IST
Getafe vs Celta Vigo – 10:00 PM IST
Thursday, December 24
Real Madrid vs Granada – 12:15 AM IST
Real Betis vs Cadiz – 2:30 AM IST
Alaves vs Eibar – 2:30 AM IST
Where to watch La Liga live in India?
All the La Liga 2020-21 season matches, including Real Valladolid vs Barcelona, will be live-streamed for free in India on the official La Liga Facebook page. La Liga will not be telecast on any TV channels in India.