Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano La Liga: When and where to watch in India; Live telecast and streaming info; match preview

Midfielder Franck Kessie, defender Andreas Christensen and forwards Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha are now available to face Rayo Vallecano, though Jules Kounde still needs clearance.

File Photo: Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski can make his La Liga debut today against Rayo Vallecano.

File Photo: Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski can make his La Liga debut today against Rayo Vallecano. | Photo Credit: REUTERS/Albert Gea

Midfielder Franck Kessie, defender Andreas Christensen and forwards Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha are now available to face Rayo Vallecano, though Jules Kounde still needs clearance.

Xavi Hernandez-led FC Barcelona makes a trip to Madrid on the opening weekend, where it will face Rayo Vallecano, which completed the league double over Barca last season.

When will Barcelona play Rayo Vallecano?

Barcelona will kick-off its match against Rayo Vallecano at 12:30 am IST, August 14.

Where can you watch Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano in India?

The Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano match will be telecasted on the Sports18  channel. The match will be available for live streaming on Voot and JioTV.

Match Preview

Barcelona has registered four of its newly signed players ahead of its opening game of the season at home to Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, a La-Liga source has told Reuters.

Midfielder Franck Kessie, defender Andreas Christensen and forwards Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha are now available to face Rayo Vallecano, though Jules Kounde still needs clearance.

Barca had to meet LaLiga’s salary cap to register its new signings but several “economic levers” including new investment deals released funding after the final lever was triggered.

Barcelona would have to free up so-called salary mass to register 23-year-old France defender Kounde.

La Liga restrictions also affected players who renewed deals in the close season but forward Ousmane Dembele and defensive midfielder Sergi Roberto have now also been registered.

Barcelona has been using several mechanisms to increase its revenue in order to offset losses, reduce debt and fulfil LaLiga’s financial fair play rules.

The club said on Friday it had sold a 24.5% stake in its audiovisual studio to production company Orpheus Media for 100 million euros ($102.58 million) to raise funds.

Barca last month signed a deal with digital fan token firm Socios.com to sell 25% of its stake in Barca Studios.

With inputs from Reuters

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**Timings are according to Indian Standard Time**
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