This weekend brings one of the most highly anticipated club football matches to a close. Barcelona faces Real Madrid in a La Liga match at Camp Nou on Sunday, continuing the history of the El Clasico.
Before the big event, Barcelona’s 3-1 victory over Valencia and its recent 1-0 Champions League victory over Dynamo Kyiv have reduced Ronald Koeman’s burden. Carlo Ancelotti’s team is in the top spot after a 5-0 thrashing of Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, and a 1-0 win over Espanyol on the domestic circuit before that.
Barcelona is still reeling from the blow. Ronald Koeman and the Barcelona board have known for some time that this would happen, and the talented youngsters Fati, Pedra, and Gavi look promising, but Barca sure does need time to adapt after losing its nuclear.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Match Timing
Football fans around the world are gearing up for the first El Clasico since Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo parted ways from their respective teams. The match kicks off at Camp Nou (Barcelona’s home ground) at 4.15 pm local time this Sunday on October Sunday.
How to Watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid Live Stream?
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How to watch Barcelona vs. Real Madrid In the USA?
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 24
- Time: 10 a.m. ET
- TV Channels: None
- Streaming: ESPN+
Exclusive rights to broadcast La Liga games still rests with ESPN+, and the platform will be broadcasting this epic match live in the United States. Like all La Liga games on the platform, there will be a bilingual stream available in Spanish and English. Both ESPN2 and ESPN+ will feature an El Clasico pregame show an hour before the kickoff at 9 a.m. ET.
How to Watch El Clasico 2021 live stream In the UK?
La Liga TV, a standalone service from Premier Sports, will also broadcast the weekend match between FC Barcelona, and Real Madrid live. The platform offers a plethora of streaming choices.
The cheapest monthly subscription is priced at £6.99, which includes access to La Liga TV as part of the deal. You can get all four channels for £10.99 a month if you pay for La Liga TV, Premier Sports 1 & 2, and Box Nation. Regardless of how you slice it, it appears to be a good deal.
Virgin Media’s LaLigaTV channel in HD is available on channel 554 and will broadcast live La Liga action. To get it, you must have a Virgin Media or Premier Sports subscription, but you can register for one by spending £9.99 per month by using the on-screen service on your TV.
El Clasico: Watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid Live Stream In India
Viacom18 Media has garnered the streaming rights to air La Liga 2021 in India. Matches from the Spanish league will be shown exclusively on MTV and a few other Viacom18 channels, including some national and regional ones. Both Voot and JioTV will carry live coverage of La Liga.
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: Lineups
Barcelona will join the ground without its two starters Ronald Araujo, and Pedri including Martin Braithwaite you won’t be joining the stands because of long-term injury. It’s still uncertain whether Jordi Alaba will be available, while Ousmane Dembele is expected to make his long-anticipated return in the midweek matchup with Rayo Vallecano.
FC Barcelona projected starting XI (4-3-3, right to left): 1-Marc Andre Ter Stegen-GK — 22-Oscar Mingueza, 3-Gerard Pique, 15-Clement Lenglet, 2-Sergio Dest — 21-Frenkie de Jong, 5-Sergio Busquets, 30-Gavi — 9-Memphis Depay, 17-Luuk de Jong, 10-Ansu Fati
FC Barcelona projected subs: 26-Inaki Pena-GK, 13-Neto-GK, 20-Sergi Roberto, 31-Alejandro Balde, 24-Eric Garcia, 23-Samuel Umtiti, 6-Riqui Puig, 14-Philippe Coutinho, 28-Nico Gonzalez, 11-Yusuf Demir, 19-Sergio Aguero
Several Real Madrid players are injured and unable to train with the rest of the team, including Gareth Bale, Dani Ceballos, Luka Jovic, and Isco. There’s a chance that Dani Carvajal could reclaim his spot from Lucas Vasquez if he is found to be fit. Although the Croatian veteran won’t want to miss a Clasico, Federico Valverde may replace Luka Modric. Eden Hazard has returned to full and could be included in the final squad.
Real Madrid projected starting lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 1-Thibaut Courtois-GK — 17-Lucas Vazquez, 3-Eder Militao, 4-David Alaba, 23-Ferland Mendy — 10-Luka Modric, 14-Casemiro, 8-Toni Kroos — 21-Rodrygo, 9-Karim Benzema, 20-Vinicius Junior
Real Madrid projected subs: 26-Luis Lopez-GK, 13-Andriy Lunin-GK, 6-Nacho Fernandez, 2-Dani Carvajal, 5-Jesus Vallejo, 12-Marcelo, 15-Federico Valverde, 25-Eduardo Camavinga, 7-Eden Hazard, 24-Mariano Diaz, 11-Marco Asensio
Prediction: Barcelona 0, Real Madrid 2
This year’s El Clasico has all the right ingredients for an exciting soccer match. B both Barcelona and Real Madrid must give it their all to earn all three points. Defeat would hurt both teams’ likelihood of conquering the title, while a draw would help Atletico’s chances.