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Barcelona 0-0 Osasuna: LaLiga live online
Messi plays THAT diagonal ball into Alba for the left-back to knock it first-time into the middle, but his volleyed pass is just overhit and Braithwaite can’t get on the end of it.

Barça get Dest scuttling into crossing space on the right, where he fizzes a ball towards the near post. Having scored twice in Kyiv in midweek, Braithwaite is out for more and throws himself at the ball, but he can’t connect and Herrera gathers.

Roncaglia crosses low from the left for Osasuna; it’s a dangerous ball into space at the top of the Barcelona box, but no-one in a white shirt is there to meet it and Lenglet is quickly across to boot it clear.

Up the other end, Braithwaite drives towards the byline and wins a corner… which comes to nought.

The teams are out at the Camp Nou, and the players and match officials gather around the centre circle for the minute’s silence for Diego Maradona.

Here, by the way, is AS honorary president Alfredo Relaño’s tribute to the World Cup winner.

Peeeep! Referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz gets us underway at the Camp Nou!

The teams are out at the Camp Nou, and the players and match officials gather around the centre circle for the minute’s silence for Diego Maradona.

Here, by the way, is AS honorary president Alfredo Relaño’s tribute to the World Cup winner.

Barcelona vs Osasuna: the subs’ benches
Barcelona: Busquets, Aleñá, Pjanić, Dembélé, Puig, Neto, Trincao, Matheus, Firpo, Peña

Osasuna: Rubén, Álvarez, Cruz, Darko, Torres, Barja, Gallego, Aridane, Saverio

Barcelona vs Osasuna: how and where to watch
If you’re wondering how you can tune in to today’s clash at the Camp Nou on the telly, you may wish to avail yourself of this useful guide that we’ve prepared:


Barcelona vs Osasuna: how and where to watch – preview, times, TV, online

Maradona to be remembered
Before kick-off at the Camp Nou, there will be a minute’s silence as a mark of respect for Argentina great and former Barcelona star Diego Maradona, who died this week aged 60.

The Barça players will also hold up a message dedicated to Maradona when they pose for their team photo.

What the coaches said: Jagoba Arrasate, Osasuna
On Barcelona’s stuttering start in LaLiga:

“It’s a different Barcelona to side to [former head coach Quique] Setién’s. In my view, the results they’ve got don’t reflect the reality of how they’ve played, because I think they’ve shown some really positive signs. In Europe, they’ve won all four of their games. To me, Barcelona look much quicker, more electric, a different team. We’ll see whether or not it’s been a good year for them at the end of the season.”

What the coaches said: Ronald Koeman, Barcelona
Reflecting on his first 100 days as Barcelona head coach:

“I’ve had a calmer first 100 days in charge at other clubs I’ve coached, but I’m very happy. If there’s a moment to produce a reaction [to Barcelona’s stuttering league form] it’s today. We have to close the gap on our rivals.”

Why is Barça’s form so much better in the Champions League?

“We’ve struggled against teams who play so defensively. In the Champions League, teams tend to go on the attack. But the end of the season will be the best time to judge.”


Osasuna Arrasate
Three changes for Osasuna
Meanwhile, Osasuna boss Jagoba Arrasate makes three changes to the side that drew with Huesca last time out, as Nacho Vidal, Raúl Navas and Jon Moncayola come in for David García, Juan Cruz and Roberto Torres.

(Photo: EFE/Jesús Diges)

Messi returns; Pedri to partner De Jong?
Ronald Koeman makes four changes to the side that started the win in Kyiv in midweek, as Jordi Alba, Frenkie de Jong, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann all return.

Sergiño Dest had been a pre-match fitness doubt but starts again at right-back, while young centre-back Óscar Mingueza keeps his place at the heart of the defence.

According to ESPN’s Samuel Marsden, it appears that Pedri will drop back into a deeper role to partner De Jong in Barça’s central-midfield two.

Osasuna team news
Starting line-up: Herrera, Nacho Vidal, Unai García, Raúl Navas, Roncaglia, Jony, Oier, Íñigo Pérez, Moncayola, Rubén García, Budimir

Barcelona team news
Starting line-up: Ter Stegen, Dest, Mingueza, Lenglet, Alba, De Jong, Pedri, Coutinho, Messi, Griezmann, Braithwaite

Barça beaten last time they hosted Osasuna
Barça now host an Osasuna side they are currently level on points with (having played one game fewer), and who came away victorious from their last visit to the Camp Nou.

On the penultimate matchday of last season’s LaLiga campaign back in July, Roberto Torres’ stoppage-time winner handed Osasuna a surprise 2-1 win in the Catalan capital – and it was a result that ensured Barcelona’s arch rivals, Real Madrid, were crowned 2019/20 league champions.

It was also a result that led a seething Lionel Messi to declare that “many things have to change”, in an explosive post-match interview that foretold the Argentine’s subsequent attempt to hotfoot it from the club.