Granada vs. Barcelona: Preview, TV schedule and how to watch online

Laurence Griffiths

Barcelona continue their chase of Atlético Madrid with a trip to Granada.

The mission in front of Barcelona is simple: keep winning. Atlético Madrid are just one point ahead of the Blaugrana, but Gerardo Martino's team cannot afford any more slip-ups if they hope to claim yet another league title.

Martino has backed off his rotation policy int he past month, but he still may be tempted to make a few changes with the Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid looming in the mid-week ahead. Even if he wanted to make some changes in the central defense, his options are extremely limited with both Gerard Piqué and Carles Puyol sidelined. Marc Bartra and Javier Mascherano will likely continue to start together, in front of José Manuel Pinto.

Granada are on the edge of the relegation battle, just three points above the drop zone, and nothing would make their fans happier than an upset of Barca they helped lead their team to safety. With Barca's defense decimated by injuries, anything is possible.

Granada injuries and suspensions

Out: None.

Barcelona injuries and suspensions

Out: Gerard Piqué (hip), Victor Valdés (knee), Carles Puyol (knee).

Granada are free from any injury issues, but that it not the case for Barca. Starting goalkeeper Victor Valdés is out of the season, while central defender Gerard Piqué is still a couple weeks away from making a return after injuring his hip in a fall.

Projected lineups

Granada: Roberto, Brayan Angulo, Jeison Murillo, Tiago Illori, Allan Nyom, Fran Rico, Manuel Iturra, Mohammed Fatau, Yacine Brahimi, Youssef El-Arabi, Riki

Barcelona: José Manuel Pinto, Jordi Alba, Javier Mascherano, Marc Bartra, Dani Alves, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi, Neymar, Lionel Messi, Alexis Sánchez

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

Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, Granada, Spain

TV: beIN Sports USA, beIN Sports en Español (U.S.), Sky Sports 2 (U.K.), beIN Sports Canada (Canada)

Online: beIN Sports Play (U.S.), beIN Sports Play (Canada)

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