Barcelona vs PSV Eindhoven: will meet Wednesday at PSV Stadium in Gameday 5 of the UEFA Champions League. Having already secured passage to the Round of 16, Barcelona can clinch first place in Group B with one game to spare by beating its host. PSV sits last in Group B. The Dutch team can catch Tottenham for third place in the group and a spot in the UEFA Europa League but needs at least a draw against Barcelona or a favorable result in the group’s other game, Tottenham versus Inter Milan, to preserve its continental survival.
PSV hasn’t won in its last 12 Champions League outings. Its 4-0 loss to Barcelona on Sept. 18 in their Gameday 1 meeting suggests that streak might not end this time around.
Barcelona has won its Champions League group a record 20 times, and only a dramatic reversal of form will keep the Blaugrana from adding to its prestigious mark.
Here’s how to watch PSV versus Barcelona online.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 3 p.m. ET
Live Stream: B/R Live
It’s Champions League week! Following a hard-fought battle with Atlético Madrid in La Liga last Saturday, Barcelona have another tough trip ahead, this time in the European Cup: a meeting with PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Barça need two points to win their group having already qualified to the knockout stage, and they’ll achieve that by either beating PSV or getting a draw as long as Inter Milan don’t win away to Tottenham Hotspur.
This could have been a big opportunity to rotate the squad, but with so many injuries at once Ernesto Valverde will have no choice but to start a very strong team. Maybe that’s good news, though: after the loss to Real Betis and the poor performance at the Wanda, playing well and winning with your best available team is just what the club needs right now.
PSV will be very tough to beat, especially at their home ground, but Barça must get the job done. No excuses.