Barcelona vs. Levante: Preview and TV schedule

David Ramos

Barcelona will look to further reduce their magic number as they move toward claiming yet another La Liga title.

Barcelona's semi-glacial march to their 22nd Primera League title continues with the Catalan side needing nine points to clinch the trophy. This week they welcome struggling Levante, losers of two straight games, to the Camp Nou.

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Tito Vilanova is expected to again field a younger lineup with a Champions League match in the mid-week against Bayern Munich. Winning the league is still a priority of course but given then competition Vilanova should be able to rest some key starters and still be good for a result.

Juan Ignacio Martinez's side isn't in relegation danger but their recent form has seen them slump out of European contention. At this point, Levante will just be looking to avoid their third straight embarrassing loss, having lost their last two games by a combined 9-1 score.

Barcelona injuries and suspensions

Out: Carles Puyol (knee), Javier Mascherano (knee). In doubt: Sergio Busquets (groin), Lionel Messi (hamstring).

Levante injuries and suspensions

Out: Vicente Iborra (suspended)

Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets are both training as they continue to recover from their muscle injuries but probably won't be risked ahead of the Champions League. Vicente Iborra picked up his 10th yellow card of the season last week and will sit out the match.

Match Date/Time: 8 p.m. local, 2 p.m. ET

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain

TV: beIN Sport USA, beIN Sport en Español (U.S.), Sky Sports 4 (U.K.), GOL T, Canal+ (Spain)

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