Hello and welcome to this Thursday evening’s Barcelona vs Granada live blog. Stay with us for the latest updates on this LaLiga Santander match, which could see Barcelona go top for the first time this season. The action gets underway at the Camp Nou at 19:00 CEST, and there will no doubt be fans of Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Sevilla hoping that Barcelona slip up. On this live blog, we’ll have all the build-up to the match and then minute-by-minute updates after kick off.
Barcelona vs Granada LaLiga Santander LIVE
This is our live blog for this Thursday evening’s clash between Barcelona and Granada, which starts at 19:00 CEST. All our updates will come below, with the most recent entries at the top. Follow along with us to find out if Barcelona can go top of the table.
18:20 CEST: Can Messi repeat history?
Granada succumbed to Messi hat-trick. Will it happen again?
18:00 CEST: Barcelona ready and raring to go
If Barcelona take three points tonight against Granada, they will go top of LaLiga Santander! Can they do it?
17:45 CEST: Granada line up with Luis Suarez
No, not that Luis Suarez, but his namesake will be hoping Granada can do Atletico a favour tonight.
17:30 CEST: The line ups are in!
Umtiti and Illax are started for Ronald Koeman tonight at the Camp Nou!
16:45 CEST: The Camp Nou is ready
On a beautiful spring night in the Catalan capital, the Camp Nou is ready to play host to Barcelona vs Granada. At home in LaLiga Santander this season, Barcelona have played 16 games, of which they have won 11, drawn four and lost one.
16:30 CEST: Some reading on Barcelona vs Granada
There are several storylines to follow as Barcelona host Granada in what is a repeat of the Copa del Rey quarter-final. On that night, albeit at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes, things got a bit tetchy between the two sets of coaching staffs, and even between Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman and Granada striker Roberto Soldado. Tonight, they meet for the first time since. Read what they had to say to each other here.