Barcelona kits for 2019/20 season 'leaked online' with new design… and fans are mixed

The Catalan giants seem to ditch their characteristic stripes and wear a chequered square home kit next season – while the away shirt is a beautiful tribute to Barcelona's Champions League glory.

Horizontal or vertical, blue and deep red stripes have been a characteristic feature of Barcelona's home kit for decades.

However, Leo Messi and Co will don a chequered square shirt next season as the brave design has been leaked online.

The jersey will surely suite Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic whose Croatia are well-known for their squared shirt.

On the contrary, the away kit seems to be a beautiful throwback to Barcelona glorious Champions League voyages.


The second kit appears to be yellow with a diagonal strips in Blaugrana colours.

It is similar to the one Andres Iniesta took off in euphoric celebration after scoring THAT injury time goal against Chelsea in the 2008/09 Champions League semis.

A similar design was used by the Catalans in the 1970s – the Johan Cruyff era.

Fans welcomed the projects with mixed reactions.

A Twitter user, @TheCricketBrain, said the away jersey looks like "from a beauty pageants".

But the home kit was much less appreciated, with @RobinVermeulen7 tweeting: "Nooooooooooo" alongside a crying emoji.

Another fan, @JacksonTyson11, speculated that the design might reveal Barcelona's plans to lure World Cup finalists Luka Modric, Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Perisic.

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Is Barcelona vs Cultural Leonesa on TV? Channel, live stream, kick-off time, and team news

A much-changed Barca needed a stoppage-time winner from Clement Lenglet in the first-leg, giving them a 1-0 advantage over the Segunda Division B side.

What time is kick-off?

THIS cup tie is set for Wednesday, December 5.

Kick-off in Barcelona is at 8.30pm UK time.

Leonesa last visited this ground in 2009, where they were soundly beaten 5-0.

Which TV channel can I watch it on?

UNFORTUNATELY this game isn't being broadcast live in the UK.

That also includes streaming services, with Eleven Sports only covering La Liga games.

What is the team news?

BARCELONA will likely ring the changes ahead of a La Liga clash with Espanyol, resting stars such as Lionel Messi and Philippe Coutinho.

Ousmane Dembele has been in good form recently and will likely start in a front-three, whilst Malcom is also expect to feature.

Leonesa welcome back their skipper Antonio Martinez who missed the first-leg through suspension.

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Barcelona vs Villarreal: Live stream, TV channel, team news, kick-off time for La Liga match

Ousmane Dembele scored a last minute equaliser last week to keep them above Atletico Madrid but that 1-1 draw also resulted in Barca being leapfrogged by Sevilla.

Opponents Villarreal are struggling in 16th this season and were held to a dismal 0-0 draw by ten-man Rangers on Thursday in the Europa League.

When is Barcelona vs Villarreal?

Barcelona vs Villarreal will be played on Sunday, December 2.

The match will be played at 5.30pm.

It will take place at the Nou Camp.

What TV channel is Barcelona vs Villarreal on and can I live stream it?

Barcelona vs Villarreal will be live on Eleven Sports 1.

Eleven Sports costs £5.99 a month or £59.99 for the whole year.

You can also follow all the action on SunSport.

What is the latest team news?

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