FC Barcelona’s marathon run of matches leading up to Christmas
Luis Enrique’s side face ten games before the holiday season in all three official competitions and a friendly in Qatar (all times CET)
FC Barcelona face a marathon run of ten matches between now and Christmas, in the Champions League, La Liga, Copa del Rey and a friendly in Qatar.
The first step of that marathon will be at Camp Nou on 19 November in the league against Málaga (4.15pm), a side who are never easy to take down.
Swiftly after, Barça face a visit to Glasgow where the team is aiming to books its place in the next round of the Champions League against Celtic on Matchday 5 (8.45pm).
Then comes the notoriously difficult trip to Anoeta to face Real Sociedad (8.45pm), a ground and a team which frequently make life difficult for Barça, before 30 November sees the first leg of the Copa del Rey tie against Hércules (10.00pm).
The first week of December ends with the El Clásico, which needs little introduction. Real Madrid come to town in the ever thrilling game which has a 4.15pm kick-off time on Saturday 3 December.
Three days after the big derby comes the final Champions League group game against Borussia Mönchengladbach (8.45pm), before the league game against Osasuna (1.00pm) on the weekend.
On 13 December, the team is off to Qatar to play a friendly against Al Ahli, whose time has yet to be announced, while either 17 or 18 December will see the city derby against Espanyol at Camp Nou.
And finally, the last game of the year will be the return leg of the Copa del Rey against Hércules at Camp Nou.