Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 3 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio del Rayo Vallecano (Madrid).
The reigning champions are flying high after a huge 5-1 victory over fierce rivals Real Madrid last weekend at Camp Nou. Even though Ernesto Valverde could not count on the like of Lionel Messi, Barcelona showed strength in El Clasico and escaped on a seven-point gap adrift of the 9th-placed Los Blancos.
The Catalans are now two points clear at the top of the Primera Division standings and they will head into the Saturday’s away clash at Estadio del Rayo Vallecano in the highest of spirits. Valverde rested his main players in the mid-week Copa del Rey action against the lower-division Cultural Leonesa.
Barca’s reserves struggled to break the deadlock, but it was eventually the center-back Clement Lenglet whose stoppage-time header made all the difference extending Barca’s winning streak to four in all competitions. The defending champions will be massive favourites to keep it going on Saturday as well.