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Barcelona vs Eibar: Lionel Messi reaches milestone as hosts clinch easy win

Re-live all the action from the Nou Camp

Kieran Jackson
Sunday 13 January 2019 17:25 GMT

La Liga leaders Barcelona face mid-table Eibar at the Camp Nou on Sunday evening.

Ernesto Valverde’s men actually come off the back of a loss to Levante in the Copa del Rey on Thursday, but have won their last five league games.

Eibar have drawn their last five matches in all competitions, including a 0-0 at home to Villarreal last week; they are in 13th place on 22 points.

What time does it start?

Barcelona vs Eibar kicks off at 5:30pm (GMT) on Sunday 13 January.

Where can I watch it?

Barcelona vs Eibar will be shown live on Eleven Sports 1 from 5:25pm (GMT).

Highlights will be on the Eleven Sports website after the game.

Player to watch…

Luis Suarez: The Uruguayan scored a fantastic volley last week at Getafe, and has 17 goals to his name this season in all competitions. Despite this, the 31-year-old hasn’t scored at the Camp Nou since a hat-trick against Real Madrid in October.

Luis Suarez is the player to watch in today's tie

Form guide…

Barcelona: WDWWWL



Barcelona to win: 1/10

Eibar to win: 17/1

Draw: 8/1


Good evening and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of Barcelona vs Eibar in La Liga!

We'll be bringing you all the updates and goals as they fly in at the Camp Nou!

Team news coming shortly... 

Kieran Jackson13 January 2019 16:38

Here's the Barcelona line-up. 

Two changes from the side who beat Getafe 2-1 last week - Sergio Busquets and Philippe Coutinho come in for Arturo Vidal and Ousmane Dembele. 

Kieran Jackson13 January 2019 16:50

Here's the Eibar starting XI:

Kieran Jackson13 January 2019 16:55

Here's the Barcelona team arriving at the stadium.

Kieran Jackson13 January 2019 17:05

Barcelona actually lost their last match, as a second-string side fell to a 2-1 defeat at Levante in the Copa del Rey R16 on Thursday.

The second-leg is this Thursday at the Camp Nou.

Kieran Jackson13 January 2019 17:08

A stunning scene in Catalonia ahead of tonight's game: 

Kieran Jackson13 January 2019 17:15

Barcelona come into this game two points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga, having played a match less.

Atletico beat Levante 1-0 earlier today courtesy of an Antoine Griezmann penalty. 

Kieran Jackson13 January 2019 17:20

Eibar have astonishingly drawn their last five matches in all competitions, and haven't won since beating Real Madrid in November.

They are one of five teams on 22 points - three clear of the relegation zone. 

Kieran Jackson13 January 2019 17:25

We're just a few minutes from kick-off...

Kieran Jackson13 January 2019 17:28

The teams are out at the Camp Nou and we're all set to go!

Kieran Jackson13 January 2019 17:30

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