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It’ll be an emotional return to San Sebastian for Antoine Griezmann on Saturday, as he returns to the home stadium where he spent his formative years. That’s not the only significant element to Barcelona’s match at Real Sociedad, though. Both teams are vying for Champions League positions, with Barcelona holding a slim lead over Real Madrid in La Liga, and Real Sociedad hanging on to fourth.
Here’s everything you need to know to stream Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad live.
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Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad
- When: 10am ET, Saturday, Dec. 14
- Where: Reale Arena in San Sebastian, Spain
- Streaming: BeIN Sports
Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad live stream: How to watch La Liga matches
The match is on BeIN Sports; the following streaming services allow you to watch the entire 2019-20 La Liga season.
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), news (MSNBC, CNN), or sports (NBA TV, NFL Network). If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with 10 beIN SPORTS channels, NBC and NBCSN, FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League actions via TNT all on tap. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)
FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.
2) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $25-$40 per month (40% off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN (where many Premier League matches appear), NFL Network, and local channels. (Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, where some matches appear; see if yours has it here.) If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. To add beIN SPORTS and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)
Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Sling TV Latino + Sling Orange for $30 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.
- Cost: $14.99 per month
- Vidgo devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
Vidgo offers a package for under $15 a month that pulls together more than 45 English-language channels into its National English Package. That includes BeIN Sports and the Pac-12 Network for sports fans but also offers an array of favorites, including A&E, HGTV, History, Lifetime, and a full range of Nickelodeon channels, including TeenNick and NickToons.
If you’re in a bilingual household, there are additional packages available en Español, with programming from throughout the Americas and even Spain. Both the Latino Streaming Plan ($14.99 per month) and Latino Mas Streaming Plan ($24.99 per month) include BeIN’s main Spanish-language channel, TyC Sports, and Azteca America, while the higher tier adds DAZN.
Also, through its Vidgo app, it’s offering the option of Social TV, which allows Vidgo users to connect in real-time as they’re watching programming on their phones.
- Cost: $7.99 per month or $79 annually
- Fanatiz devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices
Fanatiz is strictly a sports channel, featuring the programming on BeIn Sports, Gol TV, and TyC Sports, giving access to competitions like the CAF Confederations Cup, the Copa Libertadores, the Copa Sudamericana, and the Copa del Rey. For those who want to try it out, or have one special match to catch, there’s a Daily Pass option for $4.99 allowing a 24-hour period of access.
Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad: Preview, recent form, upcoming fixtures
Barcelona (last five La Liga matches: LWWWW) coasted to a 5-2 win over Mallorca last week for its fourth-straight La Liga win and got the crucial 2-1 midweek win over Inter Milan on Carles Perez and Ansu Fati goals. That allowed Dortmund to slide into the second Group F spot and dislodged Inter from the competition altogether. Barca now awaits its Round of 16 opponent in Monday’s draw, followed by a huge Wednesday match over its implacable rivals.
Real Sociedad (last five La Liga matches: WDLWD) drew with Valladolid on Sunday to drop two points in what has been a tight race but is becoming a three-way race between Barca, Real Madrid, and Sevilla. Real Sociedad could get back into the title race with a huge statement win at home on Saturday, while a loss creates a definite divide between Champions League and Europa League places.
Barcelona, Wednesday, Dec. 18 vs. Real Madrid (La Liga); Saturday, Dec. 21 vs. Alaves (La Liga)
Real Sociedad, Thursday, Dec. 19 at Becerril (Copa del Rey); Sunday, Dec. 22 at Osasuna (La Liga)
- How to watch the 2019-20 La Liga season
- How to watch the Liga MX Apertura
- How to watch the Premier League
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Phil West is a sports reporter and the author of two books on soccer, ‘The United States of Soccer,’ and ‘I Believe That We Will Win,’ both from The Overlook Press. His work has appeared most recently in MLSSoccer.com, Pro Soccer USA, Texas Highways, and Howler. Based in Austin, he is also a lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio.