Make way for the champs! The defending La Liga champions, Barcelona, look to keep their winning streak going when they face Athletic Bilbao on Aug. 28. It’s going to get crazy and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see every kick, dive and goal! Click to watch.
Lionel Messi, 29, and the rest of his squad wasted no time in reminding La Liga why they’re often considered the best squad in the world. Will they continue to dominate when they visit San Mames Stadium to play Athletic Bilbao or will Los Leones hand Barca their first loss? The game is set for 2:15 PM ET, so tune in to see every thrilling second.
Sports fans can catch this La Liga clash via beIN Sports official live stream (after plugging in their cable/satellite information.) CLICK HERE TO WATCH ATHLETIC BILBAO VS. BARCELONA LIVE STREAM
It was no surprise when Barcelona ended the 2016-17 La Liga opener with a win, but the score was pretty surprising. Barca steamrolled the newly promoted Real Betis team, demolishing them with a score of 6-2, per Yibada. Lionel knocked in the brace (aka two point) while serial chomper Luis Suarez, 29, bit off a hat trick. Arda Turan, 29, filling in for the gold-medal willing Neymar, 24, scored the final point.
Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Sporting de Gijon, the team that finished at the bottom of the La Liga table at the end of the 2015-16 season. After finishing in a respectable fifth place at the end of last season, Athletic Bilbao was expected to kick off this season with an easy victory. Instead, the lose 2-1 to the last place squad. Needless to say, the Lions need to regroup before they take on the defending champs.
History is not on Athletic Bilbao’s side, per Barcelona’s official site. In the last ten visits to Basque city, Barcelona has walked away with five wins, four draws and just a single loss (back in 2013, when the Lions were able to walk out with a 1-0 win.) Add in the two Copa del Rey trips over the past decade and Barcelona has still won half of the games. There’s a chance that they could lose to Bilbao, but the odds are definitely in Barca’s favor.
Anything can happen, though, HollywoodLifers. Who do you want to win this game? Are you hoping Los Leones roar or are backing Barca?