Barcelona vs Galatasaray: Europa League preview

The kind of game that could quite easily been a Champions League fixture, Barca approach with confidence.

While Xavi Hernandez has a long way to go if he’s going to restore former glories at the Camp Nou, Barca’s form of late has been particularly impressive.

Unbeaten in nine games heading into the clash with another giant of the European game, they could still feasibly end the season with a trophy.

Given where they were towards the end of the Ronald Koeman era and in the wake of Lionel Messi’s departure, Xavi must be applauded.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

Date, kick-off time and venue

The Europa League game is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off time on Thursday 10 March, 2022.

The Camp Nou in Barcelona will host.

Where to watch Barcelona vs Galatasaray

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 3 and BT Sport Extra 2.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the game through the BT Sport App.

LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.

Barcelona vs Galatasaray team news

Midfield sensation Gavi will miss the game through the suspension while Barca remain without Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti.

Elsewhere, the fearsome attacking trident of Ferran Torres, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Adama Traore are expected to continue.

For the away side, Arda Turan will likely be denied a return to his former club as a result of a groin injury.

Barcelona vs Galatasaray prediction

With Barca back in the goals and facing a side to have conceded 41 times in the League already, it’s difficult to look past a home win.

Barcelona to win 2-0.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Barcelona wins: 5

Draws: 2

Galatasaray wins: 1

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