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

Denis Doyle

Barcelona face another must win match in the shadow of the tragic death of former head coach Tito Vilanova.

As Barcelona mourns the death of former head coach Tito Vilanova, the club must find a way to focus for another must win match if they hope to keep their slim title hopes alive. The Blaugrana will begging the match at least four points behind Atlético Madrid, though they could be as many as seven points back depending on the result of Atléti's match earlier on Sunday.

Tata Martino continues to deal with injuries in the defense with two of his first choice players still out. Marc Bartra and Javier Mascherano are expected to pair together in the defense, while Adriano will replace the injuries Jordi Alba at fullback.

Villarreal have plenty to play for as they chase Real Sociedad in the battle for Europa league places. While seventh place might end up being good enough for Villarreal, finding a way past La Real -- who are two points ahead -- would likely be enough to guarantee them European football next season.

The Yellow Submarine will have Ikechukwu Uche available again after overcoming an injury to make the squad, chance are he will start on the bench though due to a lack of match fitness.

Villarreal injuries and suspensions

Out: Chechu Dorado (foot), Pablo Íñiguez (groin).

Barcelona injuries and suspensions

Out: Neymar (foot), Gerard Piqué (hip), Jordi Alba (hamstring), Carles Puyol (knee).

Barca's injury list remains unchanged with Neymar, Piqué and Alba all sidelined.

Projected lineups

Villarreal: Sergio Asenjo, Jaume Costa, Aleksandar Pantić, Lateo Musacchio, Mario Gaspar, Bruno Soriano, Tomás Pina, Cani, Manu Trigueros, Javier Aquino, Jérémy Perbet

Barcelona: José Manuel Pinto, Adriano, Javier Mascherano, Marc Bartra, Dani Alves, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi, Pedro, Lionel Messi, Alexis Sánchez.

Match Date/Time: 9  p.m. local, 3 p.m. ET

Venue: El Madrigal, Villarreal, Spain

TV: beIN Sports USA (U.S. - English), beIN Sports en Español (U.S. - Spanish), Sky Sports 4 (U.K), beIN Sports Canada (Canada), Canal+ Liga / HD, GOL T (Spain)

Online: beIN Sports Play (U.S.), Sky Go (U.K), beIN Sports Play (Canada), Gol Stadium (Spain)

Listings via LiveSoccerTV.

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