Barcelona vs Manta: How to watch Ecuador Serie A matches

Independiente del Valle, Richard Schunke, Ecuador's Barcelona player Jonatan Alvez

Serie A is the top level of football in Ecuador, with 16 teams from across the country fighting it out in the 2021 edition which started Friday.

The new campaign will be divided into two stages, with a winner crowned at the end of each phase.

The two victors will then advance to the finals in order to dispute the title of champion at the end of the year.

Manta are newcomers to Serie A for the coming term.

The club ended five long years in the second tier with promotion during the Covid-interrupted 2020 season, clinching second place behind 9 de Octubre to go up.

Their priority this season will be to consolidate that place among Ecuador’s elite, but they face a baptism of fire against the reigning champions.

Barcelona beat out Guayaquil arch-rivals in the Second stage of the 2020 season to book their place in the final against LDU Quito, who ran out winners in the first half of the year.

Both legs of the finals ended in stalemate, and Barcelona eventually triumphed 3-1 on penalties to lift their first Serie A crown since 2016.

Manta vs Barcelona is available to stream worldwide on Fanatiz , where you can sign up for a 7-day free trial.

You can watch all of the 2021 Serie A season live on Fanatiz .

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