Viktoria Plzen will be looking for vengeance against a heartbroken Barcelona side after suffering a humiliating 5-1 defeat to Xavi's men.
Barcelona will play their final UEFA Champions League game of the season at the Doosan Arena in Plzen, after their hopes of qualifying were dashed by Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp. Barcelona will be playing for pride, hoping to finish their Champions League campaign on a high note and carry the momentum into La Liga, where they are only a point behind Real Madrid. Viktoria Plzen will be looking for vengeance at home against a heartbroken Barcelona side after suffering a humiliating 5-1 defeat to Xavi’s men last time out at the Nou Camp.
|Viktoria Plzen vs Barcelona||Key Details|
|Date||02 November 2022|
|Kickoff time India||1:30 am (Wednesday)|
|Kickoff time Czech Republic||9:00 pm (Tuesday)|
The six-time Czech League champions are competing in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in four years (2018-19), but have been sloppy at the back conceding eight goals in their last two games in the competition, losing at home to Bayern Munich and away to Inter Milan. Things could go differently Tuesday night, as they enter the game with momentum and confidence following their 3-0 win over Zlin on Saturday. There isn’t much for Xavi’s men to play for on Tuesday, as they are already out of the Champions League, but Barcelona will want to take all nine points available before the World Cup break, with only three games remaining against Viktoria Plzen, Almeria, and Osasuna.
With Barcelona’s UCL qualification now out of reach, Xavi may rest Robert Lewandowski and will be without Christensen, Depay, and Ronald Araujo. Radim Reznik, on the other hand, will not be included in Viktoria Plzen’s matchday squad due to a lack of match fitness.
Viktoria Plzen possible line-up: Stanek,Hejda, Pernica, Tijani, Havel, Kalvach, Bucha, Holik, Jirka, Bassey, Vlkanova
Barcelona possible line-up: Ter Stegen, Bellerin, Pique, Alonso, Balde, Gavi, Kessie, Pedri, Raphinha, Torres, Fati
|FC Zlin||0-3 (W)|
|Banik Ostrava||3-1 (W)|
|Bayern Munich||0-3 (L)|
|Athletic Club||4-0 (W)|
|Real Madrid||3-1 (L)|
|Last 3 Matches||Score|
|Barcelona beat Viktoria Plzen||5-1|
|Barcelona beat Viktoria Plzen||0-4|
|Barcelona beat Viktoria Plzen||2-0|
The UEFA Champions League match between Viktoria Plzen and Barcelona will take place at Doosan Arena on Wednesday at 1:30 AM IST.
The Sony Sports network in India broadcasts live coverage of UEFA Champions League matches. Fans can also watch the live streaming of Viktoria Plzen vs Barcelona on the SonyLIV app and JioTV. Furthermore, it will be broadcast on BT Sport 3, BTSport.com, and LiveScore App; and in Italy on SKY Go Italia, Mediaset Infinity, Sky Sport Uno, Sky Sport 4K, NOW TV.