Spanish Champions Barcelona to begin their UEFA Champions League campaign against PSV Eindhoven at their home ground Estadio Camp Nou. It is the opening game of 2018-19 Champions League regular season. The teams are set for the 7th meeting. Barca coach Ernesto Valverde said he has to rotate his players to cope with Barcelona’s busy schedule in the upcoming weeks. The Catalan club will play 7 games in 23 days. They are looking in dominant form scoring 12 goals in the last three games. Their rivals PSV are also in great shape with 6 wins in last 6.
Barcelona Vs PSV Indian Time [IST]
According to Indian Standard Time [IST], Barcelona vs PSV will begin at 10:25 pm on 18 September 2018. Spain’s biggest football ground and Barca’s home stadium Camp Nou will host this opening game of UEFA Champions League. Check Indian time schedule of Champions League.
|Competition||2018-19 UEFA Champions League|
|Date||18 September 2018 [India]|
|Time||10:25 pm [IST]|
|Venue||Camp Nou, Spain|
|Seating capacity||99,354 spectators|
|Away team||PSV Eindhoven|
|Round||Group stage [1st leg]|
Barcelona vs PSV Telecast in India
As Sony Pictures Network holds the broadcasting rights of UEFA Champions League games, Sony Ten 1 or Sony Ten 2 is expected to provide the live telecast coverage of this game.
Barcelona Vs PSV 2018 Champions League Preview
PSV Eindhoven: WWWWWW
Both teams have faced each other 6 times with Barcelona won on 2 occasions and PSV claimed one victory. During the 97/98 campaign, the teams drew twice 2-2.
Some Barca players were not available for international duty. Before this game, Barca coach Valverde said “The fact that some players did not have [to go through] this exhaustion [from international duty] is something you keep in mind as you have a margin to rest.”
Barcelona netted 8 goals in their recent victory over SD Huesca at the same ground. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored brace with each goal from Dembele, Rakitic and Alba. The remaining was an own goal from Pulido.
PSV also enjoyed a huge win in their last fixture against Willem II. They scored 6 with the response of just one. Bergwijn and Viergever scored 2 goals each. Hendrix, Pereiro also netted each for PSV.