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Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

Barcelona should be able to record a win at home to a makeshift Celta Vigo on Sunday.

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La Liga leaders Barcelona will look to maintain their advantage at the top of the table when they play host to Celta Vigo Sunday. Luis Enrique's side have won five straight games in La Liga, and they're a point clear of second-placed Real Madrid with two games in hand. Suffice to say, it's a very healthy position to be in at this stage of the season, and it's difficult to see them letting their lead slip over the final few months.

Their visitors, Celta Vigo, made an excellent start to the season, even vying for top spot over the first few weeks. However, they've since faded and are winless in their last four in all competitions. Making matters even more difficult is the absence of four suspended first-team players for this match. Coach Eduardo Berizzo will have to cobble together a motley starting lineup, and it wouldn't be surprising if they suffered a heavy defeat as a result.

Key player: Luis Suárez (Barcelona)

Despite Neymar having looked better this season than ever before, Luis Suárez remains Barcelona's top league goalscorer this season. The Uruguayan forward has scored 20 goals in 21 league appearances, and he has scored more times from open play than the league's most prolific marksman, Cristiano Ronaldo. You'd be brave to bet against him adding to his tally here.

Recent history

Barcelona have had a surprisingly patchy record against Celta Vigo over the last couple of seasons, and they've lost two of their last four league clashes. Indeed, you only need to go back to November 2014 for the last time they won away at Camp Nou, with Joaquín Larrivey scoring the game's only goal in a surprise victory. It didn't stop Barça from going on to claim the title; Celta, meanwhile, finished the campaign in eighth.

Barcelona injuries and suspensions

Out: Rafinha (knee). In doubt: None.

Celta de Vigo injuries and suspensions

Out: Nolito (thigh); Fontàs (achilles); Sergi Gómez, Theo Bongonda, Iago Aspas, Fabián Orellana (suspended). In doubt: None.

Barcelona's only absentee will be midfielder Rafinha, who is sidelined for the foreseeable future with an ACL injury. Celta Vigo's list of absentees is considerably longer: they have a remarkable four regulars suspended, while Nolito and Fontàs are on the physio's table.

Match date/time: Sunday, 2:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. local

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain

TV: beIN Sports en Español (US and Canada - Spanish); beIN Sports (Canada); Sky Sports 1/HD (UK)

Online: beIN Sports Connect (US and Canada); fuboTV (US); Sky Go (UK)

Listings via LiveSoccerTV