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Watch this La Liga clash between Sevilla and Barcelona live on beIN Sports USA at 15:00 ET. Barcelona could move back to the top of the league with a victory.
Preview: Chance to go top again should be extra incentive for Barcelona
Barcelona will head into Sunday’s match away to Sevilla knowing that a victory could put them back in the lead. Although Real Madrid defeated Villareal on Saturday at the Bernabeu, front-runners Atletico Madrid were unable to grab points away to Almeria.
Tata Martino’s men will now try to grab three points from a Sevilla side that has only won five matches at home, from a total of 10.
Sunday’s match will be the first time in over a year that Barcelona take the pitch in league play, out of first place. With that said, Martino will have to make some adjustments to his squad.
It’s time for Real Madrid to recover from their defeat in El Clasico last Saturday. This Wednesday, Los Blancos host Sevilla. Watch this La Liga match live online or on TV in HD.
Preview: Cristiano Ronaldo and annoyed Real Madrid under the spotlight
Since defeating Juventus in the UEFA Champions League last week, Real Madrid have made more impact in the media than on the pitch. Questionable tactics by Carlo Ancelotti saw Gerardo Martino’s Barcelona claim a 2-1 win at the Camp Nou on Matchday 10 of the league.
The game produced a number of controversial moments against both teams and post-match discussions had Madrid complaining. During the game, Portuguese attacker Cristiano Ronaldo was flashed a yellow card for bitterly criticizing the referee. This week, a video of Sepp Blatter making a joke about Ronaldo went viral. The club eventually demanded an apology from the FIFA President.
A winless Sevilla travels to the Nou Camp to take on Barcelona, who has won all three league matches, and will want to make it four on Saturday.
Preview: Squad rotation should not stop Barca from tormenting Sevilla
We are all aware of Tata Martino's preference to rotate the squad, and on Saturday, fans can expect a rotation, even if it is just a few players. The current edition of the Champions League will kick off this coming week, and Barcelona's manager will want to make sure his squad is fresh and ready to go.
The Blaugrana will welcome Sevilla to the Nou Camp, but the visitors will arrive with a number of question marks and injury problems.
Watch Manchester United continue their preseason adventures as they take on La Liga entertainers Sevilla FC in a game to honour the services given by talismanic defender, Rio Ferdinand.
Match Preview: A tribute to Rio Ferdinand's 10 years at Old Trafford
For more than a decade Rio Ferdinand has been one of the most faithful servants for Manchester United and after helping the club to six league titles, one Champions League triumph and one FIFA club World Cup winners medal. Ferdinand, who recently signed a one-year contract extension, says that he might be overwhelmed by emotion during the game.
"This is going to be a big night for me as well as an emotional one," he said. "I cannot believe where those ten years have gone and I am lucky to have spent them here at Manchester United.
Throw a soccer fiesta with beIN Sport USA and beIN Sport en Español airing Barcelona vs Sevilla, Internazionale vs Milan, PSG vs Olympique Marseille and more matches live this weekend
Miami Beach, Florida (February 23, 2013) – beIN Sport USA and beIN Sport en Español’s weekend line-up looks like a soccer festival with a number of high-profiled matches set to air live for the American audience. LiveSoccerTV.com shares with you the channels’ TV guide for February 23 and February 24, 2013.
beIN Sport will treat you with the best football from the Spanish Primera Division. Barcelona are expected to bounce back in style and make Sevilla their victims at the Camp Nou. The Blaugrana, wounded by their midweek defeat to Milan in Europe, will also use Saturday’s clash as a warm-up for El Clasico in the Copa del Rey set for February 26.
Barcelona will try to get back in the win column on Saturday against Sevilla, after a surprising defeat against AC Milan mid-week.
Barcelona's defeat against AC Milan has sent mass amounts of shockwaves throughout the footballing world. How could the all mighty Barcelona lose to an AC Milan side who has not been all that consistent this year, and, they were without cup tied Mario Balotelli, as well as Robinho?
Regardless of how you break it down, it happened, but now the Blaugrana will need to bounce back on Saturday against Sevilla who has been impressive as of late.
Real Madrid and Sevilla lock horns at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Kick-off time is at 16:00 EST.
Los Blancos of Real Madrid have three targets ahead of their Spanish La Liga fixture against Sevilla. They want to build momentum, avoid injuries and possibly get three points. The fact is that the league champions – more than 15 points off the top spot – have switched their focus on UEFA Champions League glory.
Next week, they will host Manchester United on home soil so Saturday’s match against Sevilla appears as a perfect warm-up for the Spanish giants. Jose Mourinho needs to seduce Real Madrid’s home supporters as their influence will be vital against the Red Devils come next Wednesday.
Sports network newcomer beIN Sport USA will televise the semi-final matches of the Copa del Rey live and exclusively on both its English and Spanish channels – beIN SPORT and beIN SPORT en Español.
Miami Beach, Florida - 29 January 2013 -- The first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals features Real Madrid vs Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Spain’s capital. El Clasico, the first of 2013, kicks-off on Wednesday, January 30th at 3:00PM EST (9:00PM local time). The second semi-final features Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla to be played on January 31st at 4:00PM EST (10:00PM local time).
Go to LiveSoccerTV.com’s Real Madrid vs Barcelona 30/01/13 page.
Go to LiveSoccerTV.com’s Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla 31/01/13 page.
beIN SPORT will provide audiences with pre-match as well as post-match analysis on its in-house program, ‘The Express’. The return fixtures, scheduled to take place on February 26th and 27th (times TBA), will also air exclusively on beIN SPORT.
Notice: If you want to know where to watch the second leg of El Clasico at the Camp Nou, go to Live Soccer TV's Barcelona vs Real Madrid 26 February 2013 page.
Real Madrid are under maximum pressure to win against Deportivo La Coruna after Barcelona staged a miraculous comeback against Sevilla on Saturday.
The Catalans made sure of retaining the top spot in La Liga thanks to goals from Cesc Fabregas and David Villa. Hosts Sevilla had taken a stunning 2-0 lead through Piotr Trochowski’s left-footed shot in the first period and Negredo’s 48th minute strike.
However, Barcelona were determined to turn the tables around. Cesc Fabregas reduced his side's deficit after 53 minutes. Inside the 71st minute of the match, G. Medel was sent off for allegedly head-butting Fabregas although replays suggested the latter over-reacted.
This numerical disadvantage apparently affected Sevilla. Fabregas again was at the centre of the action when he beat the offside trap to score a vital equalizer in the 89th minute.
Spice up your weekend with the best from La Liga, the Serie A, the French Ligue 1 and England’s Championship on beIN Sport 1.
The first match on beIN Sport 1 this Saturday kicks off at 10:00am EST. It is Championship action with Cardiff City vs Leeds United.
At 12:00pm EST, Palermo vs Cagliari opens the channel’s weekend coverage of Italian Serie A football. Other Serie A matches to come your way live on beIN Sport 1 are Roma vs Bologna and Torino vs Internazionale on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Spanish La Liga coverage begins on beIN Sport 1 with Getafe vs Barcelona live at 14:00 EST this Saturday. The Catalans will be looking to increase the pressure on champions Real Madrid in this away fixture.
Real Madrid play Sevilla in one of Saturday’s huge fixtures. Los Blancos will be hoping to record yet another win at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Former Real Madrid boy Jose Antonio Reyes will not play. The Spaniard is on the sideline with a shoulder injury. Meanwhile, Diego Perotti is in line to return to Sevilla’s starting line-up. Another piece of good news for Sevilla is that goalkeeper Diego Lopez is free to start in post after serving suspension.
Jose Mourinho has no injury concern to deal with. However, the Portuguese coach will have to build his defense without countryman Fabio Coentrao. The latter received a ban for allegedly insulting the referee during Real Madrid's defeat to Getafe.
Sevilla’s defence will be put to the test when they face giants Barcelona, empowered by the efficient pair formed by Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas upfront.
There is still a large gap at the top of La Liga table between leaders Real Madrid and second place Barcelona. 10 points are currently what separate them, but all is not over yet.
“From now on there is no turning the page after any setbacks,” Guardiola was quoted saying by the official FC Barcelona website on Friday.
Surely, this is the truth, and if the Catalans are to do things right, then they unquestionably need to make use of each and every asset they possess.
Whether in defence, in midfield or in front, Los Cules have powerful players with great techniques that enable them to throw any opposition into confusion.
Valencia and Sevilla will clash at the Mestalla Stadium on Sunday evening in a game that seems evenly matched.
Fans will be hoping for a great game despite the fact that both teams have to deal with a growing list of unfit players. Bruno, Barragan and Jordi Alba are all doubtful for Valencia. Sergio Canales, Miguel, Paco Alcacer, Maduro and Ever Banega are definitely out.
Meanwhile, Sevilla will be without Diego Perotti but the coach will be hoping to have Frederic Kanoute, Luna and Reyes fit in time for the encounter. Should Kanoute and Reyes miss the trip, new manager Michel may opt for a defensive approach against Valencia.
Can FC Barcelona afford to drop any more points with a Real Madrid side that might have found their groove? Not if they want to defend their Liga title.
A 100% record in La Liga was probably not FC Barcelona’s aim at the start of the season; but in view of Real Madrid’s solidification, they are advised to go for perfection.
Yes, Barcelona have been trying to give their fans the very best. Surely, never did they allow themselves to get carried away by complaisance; but in contrast, their results in La Liga have not always been positive.
Failing to accomplish missions or dropping points are things that can happen from time to time. Yet, mistakes seem to get massive exposure when they come at an unexpected moment.
Real Madrid got back to their best on Saturday night, putting their defeat in El Clasico behind. 10-man Los Blancos forced 10-man Sevilla to a 6-2 defeat.
Following his impotent display against Barcelona at the Bernabeu, Cristiano Ronaldo became the center of attraction ahead of the Sevilla encounter. But the Portuguese number 7 responded to his critics with an energetic performance throughout.
Ronaldo broke the deadlock inside the 10th minute after combining well with assist maker Di Maria. Varas was left with absolutely no chance. A couple of minutes later, Manu went extremely close to leveling the score for Sevilla.
Casillas, however, had the last word. The Spaniard’s acrobatic save denied the hosts from getting a goal. Javi Varas suffered punishment for a second time in the game as Callejon continued his great form by netting a 37th minute strike.
The Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan will be used by two wounded clubs – Sevilla and Real Madrid – on Saturday night.
Real Madrid’s many records related to their long winning streak collapsed all at once under the supremacy of Barcelona last weekend. It’s back to zero for Los Blancos but the situation is not critical. The fight to regain the top spot in La Liga is well in their hands, since newly-appointed league leaders Barca have played one game more.
“There is no inferiority. They have the same amount of points as us, and on Saturday, they can have one or three points fewer,” Mourinho reminded in an encounter with the press last weekend.
Jose Mourinho might not ask for a flurry of goals from his team. Even a 1-0 win would suffice Los Blancos; their sole intention right now is to prove to the world that what happened in El Clasico stays in the past.
Barcelona faced Sevilla with hopes of snatching another 3 points in La Liga. Unfortunately, they could only manage a bitter 0-0 draw.
The hosts began with a 4-3-3 formation with Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and David Villa forming the front zone. Sevilla relied on a 4-2-3-1 structure, placing Manu Del Moral as the main man in charge of the goals.
Iniesta came close twice in the first 10 minutes, forcing goalkeeper Varas to react rapidly. However, it was Abidal’s mistake in his own half on 12 minutes that gave Navas a great chance on goal. But with Valdes alert, the score line had to stay the same.
Sevilla kept fighting with courage as they refused to be intimidated by the home crowd. Indeed, they managed to stay in control for most of the first half.
FC Barcelona have two main options ahead of their game against Sevilla: move 5 points ahead of the Sevillistas in La Liga table, or drop a point behind them.
As at now, Barca still share their top position with the brave Levante. They are then followed by arch-rivals Real Madrid - who are just behind with 16 points - and then followed by fourth place Sevilla, who have 15.
Both the Catalans and Sevilla are unbeaten this season. Marcelino García Toral’s boys have drawn thrice in La Liga so far, while Pep Guardiola’s club have only failed to grab wins twice.
Seeing how close they are in the race for the league title at present, it will be important for each side to try to get in control of the match in the early minutes. On several occasions under the Guardiola era, Barcelona’s midfielders have opted to prove their power by keeping the ball in their zone for very long.
Rampant Real Madrid are gaining more confidence lately but does it mean that Barcelona are losing some of their shining light?
“What Madrid can do, Barca can do better,” pro-Catalans believe. “Barca play very well and win titles,” Cruyff said this week “but Real Madrid play well and crash in El Clasico” added football fans.
On Tuesday, Los Blancos made things so easy against French giants Olympique Lyon to maintain their perfect record in the UEFA Champions League. At the delight of the home crowd, Real Madrid scored 4 goals and kept a clean sheet to steal the show on the night.
Considering the size and inexperience of Viktoria Plzen, Los Blancos’ rivals Barcelona were expected to do "better" by banging a flurry of goals in the net of Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday night. The Catalans did not respond to this expectation. Still, they ran away with 3 massive points to keep pace with Group H leaders AC Milan.
Valencia currently occupies the top spot in La Liga under Real Betis takes to the pitch. Many expected them to have problems after the departure of Juan Mata.
Valencia is in plenty of debt. The dream of a new stadium with 75,000 seats was put to a hold by the financial crisis. The initial idea was to sell the Mestalla and to pay for the new stadium with that money. Due to the crisis, nobody was willing to purchase the Mestalla. Valencia then became a selling club. They had to sell to stay afloat.
Consequently, David Villa and David Silva went out the door. Then went Juan Mata. Luckily for the club, they have a smart manager in Unai Emery. Emery has been in charge of the team since 2008. He has made all the right moves to keep the club together and make sure they finish consistently in the Champions League spots.