What time does Barcelona vs. Antwerp begin in the UEFA Champions League? What about the team news?
Barcelona’s Champions League campaign will begin on Tuesday at the Lluis Companys Olympic Stadium when they play Antwerp in the group round.
After five La Liga games this season, the Spanish hosts are undefeated and have scored 13 goals. In their last game, they defeated Real Betis, with five different players scoring goals, including the team’s top striker, Robert Lewandowski. The defending Spanish League champions should have no trouble in the Group H opener given their current form and strong roster.
Three points adrift of leaders Gent in the Belgian Pro League standings, Antwerp sit in fifth place. In the Champions League play-offs, they overcame AEK Athens’ challenge to secure a spot in Group H. But playing Barcelona will be a whole other ball game; any outcome that doesn’t end in a Barcelona victory will come as a great shock.
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Kickoff time between Barcelona and Antwerp:
Tuesday’s match between Barcelona and Antwerp takes place at the Olympic Stadium of the Lluis Company. American fans may watch the action begin at 3 p.m. EDT.
How to watch live streaming and TV channels for Barcelona vs. Antwerp online:
In America, Paramount+ will broadcast the match live. Following the sound of the final whistle, match highlights will be available on the team’s official YouTube accounts. On Goal, you may access real-time updates.
Squad updates and news:
FC Barcelona news:
Only one player has changed from Barcelona’s lineup against Real Betis last Saturday: midfielder Fermín López, who was suspended, will start in place of Unai Hernández for the upcoming match against Antwerp.
Thankfully, Ronald Araujo has returned to training following his recovery from a calf injury, so there are no new injury concerns. Pedri is also out of the picture for this European debut, and Araujo is still out of the picture for this game.
Barcelona’s projected starting lineup was Ter Stegen, Yamal, Lewandowski, Felix, Cancelo, Kounde, Christensen, Balde, Gavi, De Jong, and Gundogan.
- Goalkeepers: Ter Stegen, Pena, Astralaga
- Defenders: Cancelo, Balde, Martínez, Christensen, Alonso, Kounde
- Midfielders: Gavi, Romeu, Roberto, de Jong, Gündogan, Casadó, López
- Forwards: Torres, Lewandowski, Raphinha, Félix, Yamal
Team news for Antwerp:
Antwerp will have to manage their encounter against Barcelona without a number of important players—Davino Verhulst, Sam Vines, Bjorn Engels, Ortwin De Wolf, and Kobe Corbanie—who are out with injuries.
Their attacking leader, Vincent Janssen, has scored six goals in eight games this season and is in excellent form. The 29-year-old attacker is anticipated to be a key member of the team’s front line once more.
Antwerp’s forecast for the starting eleven was: Butez; Bataille, Van den Bosch, Coulibaly, De Laet; Keita, Ekkelenkamp, Vermeeren; Balikwisha, Janssen, Muja…
- Goalkeepers: Butez, Devalckeneer, Lammens
- Defenders: De Laet, Wijndal, Alderweireld, Van Den Bosch, Bataille, Coulibaly
- Midfielders: Yusuf, Balikwisha, Ondrejka, Keita, Ekkelenkamp, Vermeeren
- Forwards: Ilenikhena, Muja, Kerk, Janssen, Ejuke, Valencia
Barcelona and Antwerp will be facing off for the first time, and the Spanish team is the clear favorite.
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1.When is the kickoff time for the Barcelona vs. Antwerp match in the UEFA Champions League?The match will kick off at 3 p.m. EDT at the Olympic Stadium of the Lluis Company.
2.What is Barcelona’s current form in La Liga this season?Barcelona is undefeated in La Liga after five games and has scored 13 goals, including a recent victory over Real Betis.
3.How did Antwerp secure their spot in Group H of the Champions League?Antwerp overcame AEK Athens in the Champions League play-offs to secure their place in Group H.
4.Which TV channel will broadcast the Barcelona vs. Antwerp match in America?Paramount+ will broadcast the match live in America.
5.Where can fans find match highlights after the game?Match highlights will be available on the team’s official YouTube accounts.
6.Where can fans access real-time updates for the match?Real-time updates can be accessed on GOAL.
7.Are there any notable squad updates for FC Barcelona?Midfielder Fermín López will start in place of Unai Hernández, and Ronald Araujo has returned to training. However, Pedri remains unavailable.
8.Who are the projected starting lineup for Barcelona?The projected starting lineup for Barcelona includes Ter Stegen, Yamal, Lewandowski, Felix; Cancelo, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; Gavi, De Jong, Gundogan.
9.Which key players are unavailable for Antwerp due to injuries?Antwerp will be without several key players, including Davino Verhulst, Sam Vines, Bjorn Engels, Ortwin De Wolf, and Kobe Corbanie. However, Vincent Janssen is in excellent form.
10.What is the head-to-head record between Barcelona and Antwerp?Barcelona and Antwerp will be facing each other for the first time, with Barcelona being the clear favorite.