Barcelona is favored big in their opening 2020-21 Champions League Group G matchup against Ferencvaros, which will take place at Camp Nou on Tuesday.
In the United States, the match (3 p.m. ET) will be televised in Spanish on UniMas and TUDN. But if you don’t have cable or you would rather watch in English, anyone in the US can watch every 2020-21 Champions League match live on CBS All-Access, which is available through Amazon Prime or CBS.
Here’s a complete rundown of how to watch a live stream of Barcelona vs Ferencvaros in the US:
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Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch all CBS content (both your local CBS channel and CBS All-Access) on the Prime CBS All-Access channel. You can try both Amazon Prime and the CBS Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:
Once you’re signed up for the Prime CBS All-Access Channel, you can watch Barcelona vs Ferencvaros live on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
Or you can watch the matches on your computer via the Amazon website.
This is ultimately the same as Amazon Prime option above, only you’ll watch on CBS’ digital platforms instead of Amazon’s. It also comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for CBS All-Access, you can watch Barcelona vs Ferencvaros live on the CBS app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
Or you can watch the matches on your computer via the CBS All Access website.
You can watch a live stream of TUDN, TUDNxtra, UniMas, Galavision and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV. Those channels are available in the main package or the Fubo Latino package, both of which come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Barcelona vs Ferencvaros live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most matches on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
Barcelona vs Ferencvaros Preview
Barca and Ferencvaros join Juventus and Dynamo Kyiv in Group G, and Barca will kick things off at their home stadium, where they haven’t lost in 11 years. They’ll have a relatively healthy squad in tow for this one, save for Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Jordi Alba and Samuel Umtiti, who will all be out yet again.
While the drama surrounding their superstar Lionel Messi and his future with the team has been the talk of the soccer world for months and has yet to completely calm down, the team should still be able to focus on the task at hand. Messi says he’s focused on playing the sport he loves, and he also hinted recently that he may be expanding his repertoire the older he gets.
“Today I am less obsessed with goals, I try to contribute as much as I can to the team effort,” the cagey vet said. “I’m starting to step back more and more to be the creator rather than the one who finishes.”
For his part, Ferencvaros coach Sergey Rebrov says his team doesn’t exactly have a plan to contain Messi, per se.
“Unfortunately, we did not have much time to plan. We did not develop a plan dedicated to Messi. After the weekend, we started preparing for this match, but there wasn’t much time,” Rebrov said about facing Barcelona, adding: “I think that football is not limited to attack only. People want special things in the defensive and offensive sides. Messi is the best offensive player, but in Barcelona there are other players who compensate for his performance in defense.”
The Hungarian champions are making their first appearance in the group stage of the Champions League in 25 years. They held their own against Molde to advance to the group stage, and they followed that up by beating Kisvarda, 2-0, last week.
Barcelona is coming off a 1-0 loss at Getafe where they failed to generate any action on offense. That likely won’t be an issue against a far less stacked Ferencvaros team, but the match did expose Barca as potential upset candidates. It would be a huge shock if that happened here, however.
Here’s a look at the potential starting lineups for both teams:
Barcelona: Neto; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Firpo; Pjanic, De Jong; Trincão, Coutinho, Ansu Fati; Messi
Ferencvaros: Dibusz; Lovrencsics, Blažič, Kovačević, Ćivić; Sigér, Kharatin, Somália; Zubkov, Isael, Nguen