Barcelona start the defence of their Primera Division title on Sunday as they face newly promoted Levante Las Planas.
Barcelona try to be topped champions of Spain for a fourth successive season, having stormed to the title final time period. They’re undefeated within the prime flight since June 2021.
Blaugrana tackle a Levante Las Planas facet who’re again within the prime flight following an eight-year absence, having gained back-to-back promotions over the past two seasons.
When is kick off? Sunday 11 September, 17:00 (BST)
The place is the match being performed? Camp Municipal Les Planes
TV channel/livestream? DAZN
Barcelona discover themselves with a lot of harm issues forward of the brand new season. Alexia Putellas is about to overlook nearly all of the marketing campaign after rupturing her ACL on the eve of Euro 2022, whereas Cata Coll, Jana Fernández and Bruna Vilamala all sustained long-term accidents final season, and should not anticipated to be prepared for the beginning of the brand new marketing campaign.
Asisat Oshoala returned to coaching on the finish of August following two months on the sideline with a ligament pressure, however didn’t function in pre-season for Barca so it stays to be seen if she is prepared for aggressive motion but.
Aitana Bonmati suffered a muscular harm initially of August, and subsequently didn’t play in any of Barcelona’s pre-season friendlies.
Sunday may see league debuts for Barcelona’s new summer season signings Geyse, Nuria Rábano, Salma Paralluelo, Lucy Bronze and world document switch Keira Walsh.
Barcelona (4-3-3): Panos; Bronze, Leon, Paredes, Rolfo; Walsh, Guijarro, Caldentey; Graham Hansen, Pina, Crnogorcevic.
Barcelona have misplaced simply as soon as within the league since 2019 and surged to the title final time period, profitable 30 matches out of 30 and scoring 159 targets within the course of.
Though there was a slight squad turnover in Catalonia this summer season – the influential Lieke Martens has departed for PSG, all-time prime scorer Jenni Hermoso has joined CF Pachuca and captain Alexia Putellas is anticipated to overlook the majority of the season via harm – that is nonetheless a world class group, and they need to dispatch of Levante Las Planas with relative ease.