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Barcelona vs Spartak Moscow takes place in the Champions League on Tuesday as the group stage winds down and teams begin to confirm their places in the knock out rounds. This vital match in deciding who progresses in Group G kicks off at 12 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
This round of matches is the penultimate round of games in the Champions League group stage. Barcelona, despite suffering a shock defeat to Scottish champions Celtic recently, are still top of the group and in a confident position to qualify. If they get a single point today then they will guarantee themselves a spot in the next round with one game to spare.
For Spartak Moscow, who lie in last place in the group with just three points following one win and three losses in their opening four games, must win tonight or they will be out.
Barcelona will have had their confidence knocked slightly by their previous two games in the Champions League which did not go as they had planned, or how most pundits had predicted. In their clash with Celtic at the Nou Camp they were pushed all the way and did not find the going easy. They had to wait until the final minutes to claim the win with a last gasp goal. Then the return fixture in Scotland saw the Scottish champions beat Barcelona punishing them for their lackluster finishing up front.
Those matches will have refocused the Barca team and they will know they have to get their game back on track and qualify tonight. If they lose a second straight game tonight in Europe then it will make for a nervous last game against Benfica to guarantee their place in the knock out stages.
In the first game between these two teams Spartak also pushed Barcelona all the way and only lost out by the Spanish team scoring a a winner. The Russian team will be desperate to put out another good performance today and hopefully snatch a win to keep their European dreams alive.
Barcelona vs Spartak Moscow kicks off at 12 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.