Leganes vs. Barcelona: Where to Watch La Liga, TV Channel, Live Stream, Team News and Odds

Barcelona could open up a three-point lead over bitter rival Real Madrid at the top of La Liga for a few hours when it travels to the Spanish capital to face bottom of the table Leganes.

The Blaugrana arrived into the international break top of the table alongside Los Blancos after a Lionel Messi's hat-trick inspired them to a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo.

With Real Madrid not playing until 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, Barcelona could take sole control of La Liga for a short while when it takes on Leganes on Saturday morning.

Messi's three goals against Celta Vigo were the Argentine's 10th in the last seven games in all competitions and underlined yet again that he remains his team's most important player.

Since returning from an injury that kept him out for the first four weeks of the season, Messi has scored in six of the last seven games in all competitions.

While the 32-year-old has been in sparkling form, Antoine Griezmann has so far only shown flashes of brilliance since moving to Barcelona from Atletico Madrid in a $133 million deal in the summer.

The Frenchman has four goals and three assists in 15 games in all competitions but admitted he is yet to fully find his rhythm.

"This isn't the easiest place to play," Griezmann told French TV show Telefoot.

"It's a new team, a different club compared to before. You have to always work, I'm proud of where I am.

"Have faith in me and everything will go as it's supposed to. I have to earn the confidence of the team. I'm a player who thinks of the team, of how his team-mates move on the pitch. If I can score it's certainly better, but it's not my main objective."

While getting Griezmann firing will be high on Ernesto Valverde's agenda, the Barcelona coach has more pressing issues to address.

The reigning Spanish champions have conceded 15 goals in 12 league games so far—the worst defense of any team in the top six—and Valverde must find a way to shore up his team's backline sooner rather than later.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.

Lionel Messi, Barcelona
Lionel Messi #10 of Barcelona celebrates his hat-trick against Celta Vigo at Estadio Camp Nou on November 9 in Barcelona, Spain. Tim Clayton/Corbis/Getty

When and where is the game?

Barcelona takes on Leganes at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque on Saturday, November 23, with kick-off scheduled for 1 p.m. local time (7 a.m. ET).

Barcelona has won five of its six league meetings against Leganes, since the latter was promoted to the top flight for the first time in 2016.

The only defeat came last season, when the Blaugrana lost 2-1 on the road in round six.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on beIN SPORTS.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via beIN Sports website and beIN Sports' digital platforms, as well as via fuboTV.


Barcelona went into the international break top of the table along with Real Madrid after a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo, while Leganes secured a valuable point away against Real Sociedad but remains rooted to the bottom of the table with six points.

Team news

Barcelona could be without Ivan Rakitic, who withdrew from the Croatia squad because of an Achilles injury, while Jordi Alba and Nelson Semedo are still recovering from hamstring and calf issues respectively.

Arturo Vidal, however, is back in training and could feature on Saturday.


According to Oddschecker, Barcelona is a 9/25 favorite, while Leganes is a 7/1 underdog and the draw is at 39/10.