Barcelona vs. Rayo Vallecano live score
In its first competitive game, it's time to see how Xavi Hernandez's revamped Barcelona will perform with the remaining new player.
The Blaugrana will play a team that it lost to twice last season in the opening game of the La Liga season.
But Barcelona must believe that some of the problems that caused those defeats, particularly a dearth of game-changing scorers in the attack, still exist.
In their La Liga debuts, star forward Robert Lewandowski, Brazilian winger Raphinha, and centre back Andreas Christensen will start, with Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie taking a backseat.
Barcelona will aim to sever any ties with the 2021/22 squad and establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with once more
They believe they now possess the skills necessary to compete with Real Madrid, the reigning European champions and a steadfast foe.
Sporting News is providing live commentary and score updates during the Barcelona vs. Rayo Vallecano match.