Barcelona hopes to clinch passage to the Round of 16 Wednesday with a win over BATE Borisov. Barca has seven points through three matches, and claims the top spot in Group E. A win over BATE paired with a loss from Roma would ensure Barcelona through past the group stage for the 12th consecutive season.
Belarusian side BATE is winless in their first three group stage games. They have surrendered eight goals over those matches. The last time these teams met, Pep Guardiola pulled all the starters out of the Barcelona lineup and his team cruised to a 4-0 triumph.
Here’s what you need to know about the match:
Barcelona vs. BATE
UEFA Champions League Group E match
Wednesday November 4, 2015
2:45 p.m. EST/7:45 GMT
Fox Sports 1 (US)/BT Sport Live Stream (UK)/Sky Sport 1 (Germany); For those looking for the channel in your home country, click here
BATE +2944, Barcelona -1667, Draw +1071
Barcelona doesn’t have Messi, but they have enough firepower to get by BATE. The Belarusian champions are a feisty side, but they just won’t have the horses to compete with Barca for 90 minutes.
Stats You Need to Know
Coach: Luis Enrique
Goals Scored: 5
Goals Conceded: 2
Leading Scorer: Suarez (2)
Coach: Alexsandr Yermakovich
Goals Scored: 4
Goals Conceded: 8
Leading Scorer: Mladenovic (2)