When and where to watch Deportivo La Coruña v FC Barcelona

Deportivo La Corunya v FC Barcelona
The local times and channels for watching Sunday’s Spanish League match at Riazor Stadium

FC Barcelona play Deportivo La Coruña on Sunday in the Spanish League. The game is being screened in a wide variety of countries on different channels, but if it’s not being shown where you are, fear not, for you can listen to live English language commentary on Radio Barça and on the international websites. You can also receive constant updates at fcbarcelona.com, on Twitter (@fcbarcelona) and on the club’s usual social networks.

Sunday 18 January 2015

Los Angeles – 10:00 AM (WST) / New York – 1:00 PM (EST)

beIN Sports USA, beIN Sports en Español, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, SiriusXM FC

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona and www.fcbarcelona.com

South America – Buenos Aires 3:00 PM / Santiago Chile 3:00 PM / Mexico City 4:00 PM

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona_es and www.fcbarcelona.es

ESPN Play Argentina, ESPN Play Latin America, ESPN3 South America, ESPN + Andina, ESPN + Sur

Brazil – 4:00 PM (Brasilia)

ESPN Brasil

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona_br and www.fcbarcelona.pt

United Kingdom – 6:00 PM

Sky Go, Sky Sports 5/HD, Sky Go Extra

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona and www.fcbarcelona.com

France – 7:00 PM (CET)

beIN Sports 1

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona_fra and www.fcbarcelona.fr

Barcelona – 7:00 PM (CET)

Gol Stadium, Canal+ Liga / HD, C+ Liga Multi, Canal+ Yomvi, GOL T

FCBarcelona: www.fcbarcelona.cat, www.fcbarcelona.es, @fcbarcelona_cat and @fcbarcelona_es

Arab Countries – 9:00 PM (Mecca Time)

beIN Sports Arabia 2 HD, beIN Sports Arabia 16 HD, beIN Sports Connect Arabia

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona_ara and www.fcbarab.com

Russia – 10:00 PM (MSK)

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona and www.fcbarcelona.com

NTV+ Football 3, NTV+ Sport Online

India – 11:30 PM (IST)

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona and www.fcbarcelona.com

Star Sports 2 Asia, Star Sports HD 1 Asia

 

Monday 19 January 2015

Indonesia – 1:00 AM (WIB)

Fox Sports Indonesia, Orange TV Indonesia, RCTI – Indonesia

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona_id and www.fcbarcelona.co.id

China – 2:00 AM (CST)

FC Barcelona: Tencent Weibo, Sina Weibo and www.fcbarcelona.cn

Sina Sports, QQ Sports Live, Star Sports China, PPLive, G-Sports Channel

Japan – 3:00 AM (JST)

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona_jap and www.fcbarcelona.jp

WOWOW, SKY PerfecTV LIVE

Australia – 5:00 AM (Sydney)

FC Barcelona: @fcbarcelona and www.fcbarcelona.com

Fox Sports 4 Australia, Foxtel Play

                                                                                                                *Source: Live Soccer TV

Messi, Iniesta,the Ballon d'Or in Video

Lionel Messi picking up his FIFAFIFPro award / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The Argentine was runner up for 2014 and both he and his team mate were named in the FIFA FIFPro XI at the gala ceremony last Monday in Zurich

We take a look back in video at the events in Switzerland this week

From leaving Barcelona to head off to Zurich for the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 2014, we follow Leo Messi and Andrés Iniesta on their journey earlier this week as they bump into an old friend for good measure.

#BallondOr2014 – Messi and Iniesta leaving… by fcbarcelona

#BallonOr2014 – Messi and Iniesta from… by fcbarcelona

Messi and Iniesta meet an old friend before the gala

#BallondOr2014 – Getting ready for the Ballon d… by fcbarcelona

Leo Messi happy to be in the top three again

Leo Messi happy to be in the top three again by fcbarcelona

Leo Messi and Andrés Iniesta in FIFA FIFPro team of the year

#BallondOr2014 – Leo Messi and Andrés Iniesta… by fcbarcelona

Messi narrowly misses out on fifth Ballon d’Or

#BallondOr2014 – Presentación de Messi como… by fcbarcelona

Iniesta and Messi reactions after the Ballon d… by fcbarcelona


Isaac Cuenca excited to face old team

Isaac Cuenca at the Ciutat Esportive in his days as a Barça player / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.
Now with Deportivo, he’ll be going up against his old team for the first time on Sunday

When Barça face Deportivo on Sunday it will be a special day for Isaac Cuenca. The 23 year-old from Reus in Catalonia is in the middle of his first season in La Coruña after leaving the realm of Barça. Cuenca rose to brief stardom with FC Barcelona in the 2011/12 season, but after that as series of injuries took their toll on the once rising star.

Cuenca is looking for a fresh start at Riazor, and things happen to be going quite well. He’s played in 15 of the team’s 18 league matches and he leads the team with two goals. With his first match against his old side just around the corner, Cuenca sat down with www.fcbarcelona.com to talk about how things are going.

You’ve been one of the focuses leading up to the match. How are you handling that?
This isn’t a typical week for me, everyone is asking me how I feel to be facing my old team. I’m happy to be going up against my ex-teammates and the colours I used to wear.[[CITA_1]]

What’s the ambience like around your team before facing Barça?
I think all the tickets are sold out. It’s been a while since we’ve hosted Barça, and you can tell that we’re about to face one of the best clubs.

Deportivo got past a rough start and are now out of the relegation zone. How did your team grow?
You have to realise that there were several new faces at the beginning, so we had to adapt and that took some time. But now we just keep getting better and are more well organised.

On a personal note, how do you feel in La Coruña after having been inactive for so many months?
Great, really happy. I have the chance to do what I wanted, which was to play again. Physically I’m fantastic and I’m getting into more of a rhythm for the games and I’m happy at Deportivo.

Coach Víctor Fernández has played you in several positions on attack this season. Where are you most comfortable?
I’ve played all over the place, and here the forwards have a lot of freedom, so it hasn’t made a huge difference to me. I feel comfortable wherever I can attack. The closer I am to the opposing goal, the better.

You’re just 23, but after all that’s happened to you, where do you feel in terms of your career?
Just like at the beginning. The injuries halted me a bit, but I’ve been able to get back and my goal at Deportivo is to kind of relaunch my career and show that I can play in the First Division.[[CITA_2]]

What was it like when you were at Barça?
When I made it up to the first team, it was a dream come true, what I’d been wanting since I was a kid. I was really satisfied and proud at the time. But things change in life, and injuries happen. After that it was really bad for me, really tough. I saw my dream slipping away and there was nothing I could do.

You had to leave Barça three times (also in the youth academy and another time before playing for Barça B). Which time was the most difficult?
The last one. It’s not the same leaving Barça as a kid as when you’re on the first team, playing in the Champions League and with all the titles on the table.

What’s your best memory from your time at Barça?
The feeling I had after scoring my first goal with the first team, without a doubt. It was at Camp Nou against Mallorca, and I scored after dribbling around the goalkeeper.

I’m happy to be going up against my ex-teammates and the colours I used to wear.
The injuries halted me a bit, but I’ve been able to get back and my goal at Deportivo is to kind of relaunch my career and show that I can play in the First Division.

VÍDEO – Barça Fans only: The highlights of Barça's 0-4 win over Elche

Douglas and Adriano celebrate fellow Brazilian Adriano's goal / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB
Take a look back at the 0-4 win in the second leg of the last 16 Cup tie against Elche

Now you can enjoy the highlights of Barça’s last 16 Cup tie second leg. In a minute and a half you can see again the four goals from Mathieu, Sergi Roberto, Pedro and Adriano that ensured Luis Enrique’s team a place in the quarter finals. 

Pedro: "we took the game seriously"

Pedro scoring from the spot against Elche/ PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
Pedro expressed his satisfaction with the team’s attitude and the result against Elche

Friday training set for midday

The squad will be back in train¡ing at the Ciutat Esportiva at 12.00 noon CET on Friday

[[DES_1]] Pedro captained the side in their 0-4 win over Elche and after the game echoed Luis Enrique’s praise for their attitude: “we took the game very seriously, we got the goals early on and we did a great job. Now we have to focus on this weekend’s league game and then the quarter finals”.

Looking to that tie against Atlètico Madrid, Pedro insisted: “sure we just beat them in the league, but every game is different. We know this is a tie over two legs – they are a tough team and we know they will be intense games, but we hope to get through”.

Finally, Pedro stressed the importance of the penalty he scored: “I’m very happy with it. It helps give you confidence and more importantly it helped the team get the win”.

Sergi Roberto also spoke to the press after the game:

 “Coming into the match 5-0 up we could have played it easy, but we knew we had to take our chances – especially those of us who are getting less game time and that’s why we played with such intensity”

 “I’m happy with the goal, but even more so with the good performances the team put in in both legs of the tie”.

 “We will do everything we can to beat Atlètico Madrid. We beat them last weekend and I hope that we can do it again with all our fans coming along to get behind us”.