It will be an action-packed week for Barcelona as the club plays two La Liga games in its bid to catch up with the rest of the league after a delayed start to the season.
Barcelona, who began their 2020-21 Spanish league campaign after their UEFA Champions League commitments ran deep last season, sit fifth on the La Liga standings with 28 points in 16 games.
Captain Lionel Messi, who recently scored his 645th goal for Barcelona -- breaking Pele’s record for most goals for a single club -- continued his fine form as he provided the assist to Frenkie de Jong in their 1-0 victory over SD Huesca last time out.
Barcelona travel to Athletic Club on Wednesday (Thursday morning in India) as they aim to continue their six-game unbeaten streak.
They will also face Granada later in the week and draw level with the rest of the league for the number of matches played. Watch Athletic Club vs Barcelona on live streaming in India.
Similar to Barcelona, this will also be a double-game week for Granada and Osasuna, the latter of whom first face giants Real Madrid before playing Granada.
Real Madrid, who are second in La Liga, will look to win and take the top spot from city rivals Atletico Madrid, who lead by two points with two games in hand.
La Liga fixtures for matchweek 18 and live India match times
All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)
Thursday, January 7
Athletic Club vs Barcelona, 1.30 AM IST (match 17 for Barca)
Saturday, January 9
Celta Vigo vs Villarreal, 1.30 AM IST
Sevilla vs Real Sociedad, 6.30 PM IST
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club Bilbao, 8.45 PM IST
Granada vs Barcelona, 11:00 PM IST (match 18 for Barca, match 17 for Granada)
Sunday, January 10
Osasuna vs Real Madrid, 1.30 AM IST (match 17 for Osasuna)
Levante vs Eibar, 6.30 PM IST
Cadiz vs Deportivo Alaves, 8.45 PM IST
Elche vs Getafe, 11:00 PM IST
Monday, January 11
Real Valladolid vs Valencia, 1.30 AM IST
Tuesday, January 12
Granada vs Osasuna, 11.30 PM IST (match 18 for both)
SD Huesca vs Real Betis, 1.30 AM IST
Where to watch La Liga live in India?
All the La Liga 2020-21 season matches, including Athletic Club 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.