LIONEL MESSI is in LaLiga action at the Nou Camp -a sight that many Barcelona fans thought they may never see again.
The Argentine requested a transfer in the summer as he hoped to join Man City, but was rebuffed when the club and LaLiga made clear his option to leave for free will not apply until the end of this season.
But all is still not well between club and captain after a furious Messi laid into the decision to release Luis Suarez and let him join Atletico Madrid.
The first beneficiary of all this chaos could be former Arsenal boss Unai Emery, who takes his Villarreal side north to Catalunya and will believe they have a chance of getting something from the 2019 champions.
What time does Barcelona vs Villarreal kick off?
- Barcelona vs Villarreal takes place today.
- Kick-off is at 8pm UK time – 9pm in Spain.
- The match will take place at the Nou Camp.
- Last time the sides met at this venue, Barcelona ground out a 2-1 win with Antoine Griezmann and Arthur netting and Santi Cazorla replying for the visitors.
What TV channel is Barcelona vs Villarreal on and can I live stream it?
- Barcelona vs Villarreal is live on LaLiga TV.
- To stream the game live, head to the Premier Player.
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Can I watch Barcelona vs Villarreal for FREE?
- LaLiga TV is absolutely free until October 15.
- All you have to do is sign up with the Promo code LALIGAISBACK.
- This offer also applies to streaming via the Premier Player.
- Your package will cost £5.99/month after October 15 if not cancelled.
Despite being more than disgruntled with the current state of affairs at Barcelona, Lionel Messi is expected to start today’s game.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Martin Braithwaite are doubts for Barca however, while Samuel Umtiti will play not part.
Villarreal will be without Ruben Pena while Alberto Moreno, Ramiro Guerra and Raul Albiol are doubts.