How to watch Espanyol vs. Barcelona online for free

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The crosstown rivalry is renewed Saturday, and it’ll be more intense than usual.

La Liga returns this weekend, and Lionel Messi will be the favorite even though the Ballon D’or thinks he is only the world’s fifth-best player. Watch the Espanyol vs. Barcelona live stream to see who will take the 209th edition of the Derbi Barceloní—and if Barca gets back to its winning ways after a run of one win in three games.

Espanyol vs. Barcelona

  • When: 2:45pm ET, Saturday, Dec. 6
  • Where: RCDE Stadium in Cornellà, Spain
  • Watch: FuboTV, Sling TV and DirecTV Now

Espanyol vs. Barcelona live stream: How to watch online for free

There are only three live TV streaming services that offer beIN Sports, which you’ll need to watch any La Liga matches. Here’s what you need to know about each one and how to get a free trial.

1) FuboTV

  • Cost: $39.99 for your first month and $44.99 per month thereafter (with a seven-day free trial)
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices

FuboTV is one of the leading live TV streaming services, offering a compelling combination of sports (NBA TVNFL Network), entertainment (AMCSyfyFX), and news (MSNBCCNN) channels in its core package. But where it really shines is with international soccer, offering UniMas, 10 beIN Sports channels, NBCSNFS1 and FS2, and more, so you can watch everything from English Premier League to La Liga all in one place. You’ll also get three-day replay for games and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)

2) Sling TV

Sling TV offers two base channel packages, both of which cost just $25 per month: Sling Orange, which contains three ESPN channels, and Sling Blue, which boasts FS1 and FS2, NBCSN, and plenty more, in addition to local channels. Sling Orange + Blue combines the two packages for $40 per month. To get the most international soccer action, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month) to get BeIn Sports. The main difference between the two is that the latter also includes NFL RedZone. Alternatively, you can add Español: Best of Spanish TV package for Sling Orange or Sling Blue and get two beIN Sports channels. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.)

3) DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now, the online alternative to DirecTV, offers five different channel packages. While the entry-level Live a Little package ($40 per month) covers most of your bases, for international soccer, you’ll want to get the Todo y Mas (“Everything and More”) for $45 per month. This package is geared toward Spanish-speaking viewers, with channels like Univision, ESPN Deportes, Telemundo, and CNN En Español. It’s the only DirecTV Now option that includes beIN Sports, which you’ll need for La Liga matches. (You can view the full DirecTV Now channels list here.)

Espanyol vs. Barcelona: Why it matters

The crosstown rivalry between Espanyol and Barcelona is renewed Saturday, and games like these are bound to be more intense than normal for Barcelona. Since Barcelona is already qualified for the UEFA Champions League knockout stages, the next two months will be about increasing its lead in La Liga. Barcelona sits one point above Sevilla (second place), and five points ahead of Real Madrid (fifth place). As much as rivalries count for, you can’t expect anything less than a win and three points for Barca—I like Messi’s side here, 3-1.

La Liga Matchday 15

Friday, Dec. 7

  • Leganes vs. Getafe, 3:00pm ET

Saturday, Dec. 8

  • Atletico Madrid vs. Alaves, 7:00am ET
  • Valencia vs. Sevilla, 10:15am ET
  • Villareal vs. Celta Vigo, 12:30pm ET
  • Espanyol vs. Barcelona, 2:45pm ET

Sunday, Dec. 9

  • Eibar vs. Levante, 6:00am ET
  • Huesca vs. Real Madrid, 10:15am ET
  • Real Sociedad vs. Real Valladolid, 12:30pm ET
  • Real Betis vs. Rayo Vallecano, 2:45pm ET

Monday, Dec. 10

  • Athletic Bilbao vs. Girona, 3:00pm ET

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Jackson Fowler

Jackson Fowler

Jackson Fowler is the Daily Dot's resident soccer expert. He's an editorial intern with the newsroom this semester. You can follow him on Twitter at @jacksonflwoer.