The Catalans were humiliated last year when they were defeated by Bayern Munich and Inter Milan in Group C. They missed out on the knockout stage of the competition.
Royal Antwerp booked their place in the group via the playoffs when they defeated AEK Athens 3-1 on aggregate. On the other hand, Barcelona returned to their La Liga campaign with a comprehensive 5-0 home win over Real Betis on Saturday.
Barcelona vs. Royal Antwerp: Kick-of Time
The Barcelona vs. Royal Antwerp match will be held on Tuesday, September 19 at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys. It will kick off at 3 p.m. ET.
Where to watch Barcelona vs. Royal Antwerp
The Barcelona vs. Royal Antwerp game can be watched on Paramount+. It will be available for live streaming on Paramout+. It can also be followed on the CBS Sports App.
Barcelona vs. Royal Antwerp: Head-to-head
Earlier, Barcelona and Royal Antwerp have met only twice in the erstwhile Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in the 1965-66 season. Both of them won the game played at home ground, and Barca advanced to the next level on the basis of aggregate. The Catalans have won four of five matches in their league campaign. Royal Antwerp have suffered only one defeat in all competitions this season.
Probable Barcelona Playing XI: Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Joao Cancelo, Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen, Alejandro Balde, Gavi, Frenkie de Jong, Ilkay Gundogan, Lamine Yamal, Robert Lewandowski, Joao Felix
Probable Royal Antwerp Playing XI: Jean Butez, Jelle Bataille, Zeno Van Den Bosch, Soumaila Coulibaly, Ritchie De Laet, Mandela Keita, Jurgen Ekkelenkamp, Arthur Vermeeren, Michel-Ange Balikwisha, Vincent Janssen, Arbnor Muja
How many times have Barcelona and Royal Antwerp played together?
Barcelona and Royal Antwerp have played together only twice in the erstwhile Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in the 1965-66 season. Both of them won the game played at home ground, and Barca advanced to the next level on the basis of aggregate.
How did Barcelona perform in the UEFA Champions League last season?
Barcelona missed out on the knock stage in the last season of the UEFA Champions League. They were thrashed by Bayern Munich and Inter Milan in Group C.
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