Having suffered the indignity of having to play in the Europa League for the first time in over 20 years last season, Barca are back in the big time.
After spending so much money during a time of financial turmoil for the club, Xavi needs to ensure his team convinces.
Indeed, while it’s difficult to imagine even trophies being enough to fully justify such a summer outlay, the fact Xavi has been backed so heavily puts obvious pressure on him.
Here’s everything you need to know about where to watch the game.
Where to watch Barcelona vs Viktoria Plzen
TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 6, with kick-off at 8pm BST.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the game online via the BT Sport website or app.