Barcelona are rolling this season, showing utter dominance in both the Champions League and La Liga so far in the young campaign. They’re hoping that continental dominance continues on Wednesday, with Greek side Olympiacos Piraeus set to visit the Camp Nou.
A win for Barcelona here would put them on nine points, and either three or five points ahead of the second-placed team, depending on the results of the match between Juventus and Sporting Clube de Portugal. That would put the Spaniards firmly in the driver’s seat, inches away from qualifying for the knockout rounds nice and early.
And let’s be honest, Olympiacos aren’t the team they used to be. Six or seven years ago, maybe, they could have offered a pretty stern challenge to Barcelona. But nowadays, they just don’t have the financial power to put together a team that can hang with a team of Barcelona’s stature, and even bunkering up, it will be hard for them to do too much against Barcelona. It’s a shame to see them having fallen so far behind the power curve in Europe, but that’s become the sad reality of modern football, for good or for ill.
Match info, plus how to watch on TV and stream
Match Date/Time: Wednesay, 2:45 p.m. ET, 8:45 p.m. local
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
TV: FS2 (U.S. – English), ESPN Deportes (U.S. – Spanish)
Online: Fox Soccer Match Pass, Fox Sports Go, ESPN3, WatchESPN (U.S.)
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