La Liga: FC Barcelona vs. UD Almeria
Defending champs FC Barcelona return to La Liga tonight to face UD Almeria after a 2-0 win over Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Barca currently sit on top of the table, equal on points with Real Madrid, but Pep Guardiola’s side trail Los Blancos by a one-goal aggregate difference after the opening five matches of the season.
The Catalan giants will be without Thierry Henry this evening after he failed to recover from a thigh injury. With the Frenchman out, Guardiola looks set to keep Andres Iniesta on the left hand side of his attack against Almeria.
Barca thumped Almeria 5-0 at home last season. With the start that the Blaugrana have made this term, fans will be expecting an equally dominant performance this evening.
Game time is 8:00 p.m. CET (2:00 p.m. ET) at The Camp Nou.
UPDATE: Pedro’s spectacular first half goal gave Barca a 1-0 win over Almeria to equal their best ever start to a La Liga season. The victory moved them three points clear at the top of the table.