Why you can’t stream Barcelona vs. Real Madrid

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Lots of fans were looking forward to the twice-annual El Clasico between Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, initially scheduled for Saturday. Civil unrest and security concerns, relating to Catalonia separatist movement protests, led to the Spanish Football Federation calling for the match at Camp Nou to be postponed.

According to a Guardian article published Wednesday, “The original fixture was postponed following mass protests in Barcelona after nine Catalan political leaders were given lengthy prison sentences for their roles in the 2017 Catalan independence referendum.”

The match is now scheduled for Dec. 18, although La Liga is now threatening legal action in an effort to move the date up to Dec. 4.

That means that the Atletico Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao match on Saturday becomes La Liga’s highest-profile Week 10 match, with sixth-place Atleti looking to move back into Champions League position. Because La Liga’s playing Tuesday and Wednesday fixtures for Week 11, both Barcelona and Real Madrid will be returning to action within days.

But keep in mind: When the game is formally rescheduled this post will be updated, and whatever that December date winds up becoming, here’s everything you need to stream Real Madrid vs. Barcelona.

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How to stream La Liga live without cable

La Liga matches, including those featuring Barcelona and Real Madrid, are on BeIN Sports; the following streaming services allow you to watch the entire 2019-20 La Liga season.

1) FuboTV

  • 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.

TRY FUBOTV


2) Sling TV

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Sling Orange + Blue

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.

TRY SLING TV


3) PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue is a fantastic option for soccer fans who already own a PlayStation console, but this streaming platform is available on a variety of devices. ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, and FS2, which will get you a lot of soccer action, are part of the Core package of channels that offer soccer and other sports programming, and the options increase at the Elite and Ultra levels. The Español package includes BeIN en Español and a direct route to La Liga matches.

TRY PLAYSTATION VUE


Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: Upcoming fixtures to stream

Barcelona: Tuesday, Oct. 29 vs. Valladolid (La Liga); Saturday, Nov. 2 at Levante (La Liga)

Real Madrid: Wednesday, Oct. 30 vs. Leganes (La Liga); Saturday, Nov. 2 vs. Real Betis (La Liga)

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Phil West

Phil West

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.