Villarreal vs Barcelona preview
Barcelona will visit Villarreal on Saturday in their first away assignment under new head coach Xavi Hernández, having kept in their hands their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League in midweek.
A 0-0 home draw against Benfica on Tuesday left Barca second in Group E with one game to go, but they now face the daunting task of beating Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena to secure their place in the round of 16.
In La Liga, Barça are seventh, six points behind the first four, after starting Xavi’s tenure with a 1-0 win in the Catalan derby against Espanyol last weekend.
Villarreal was also in action in the Champions League on Tuesday, his 2-0 home loss to Manchester United leaving them, like Barca, need a win in their last group match to be sure to progress.
Unai Emery’s men are 12th in La Liga, mostly due to their inability to turn draws into wins: seven of their 13 league appearances have ended in a tie this season.
More recently, Brais Méndez’s equalizer at 18 minutes from the end meant Villarreal had to settle for a point against Celta Vigo last Saturday, after taking the lead in the first half thanks to Alberto Moreno.
What time does Villarreal vs Barcelona start?
The shock of the 15th day of La Liga 2021/22 between Villarreal and Barcelona will start at the Estadio de la Cerámica, Vila-real, on Saturday 27 November 2021 at 9 p.m. local time (CET).
In the USA, it’s 3 p.m. ET and 12 p.m. PT. In the UK, play starts at 8 p.m. GMT.
Find out what time Villarreal vs Barcelona starts wherever you are in the world.
Where can I watch Villarreal vs. Barcelona in the US and UK?
In the United States and United Kingdom, the following TV channels and online services will broadcast Villarreal vs Barcelona:
WE: ESPN +
Villarreal vs Barcelona: live with AS USA
You can also follow the game with live text coverage from AS USA. We will show you all the preparation for the match approximately an hour before kick-off at La Cerámica, before explaining the action to you.