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In case you were wondering when La Liga would return to becoming its usual horse race between the two Madrid teams and Barcelona, it’s happening now. Barca hasn’t lost since August, and with a 4-0 thumping of Sevilla right before the international break, the defending La Liga champs find themselves in second, just two points below Real Madrid in the standings. (Unfortunately, the first El Clasico of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid was to be next weekend, but political unrest in Catalonia has forced a postponement.)
Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Barcelona vs. Eibar, including what to watch for on the pitch.
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Barcelona vs. Eibar
- When: 7am ET, Saturday, Oct. 19
- Where: Ipurua Futbol Zelaia in Eibar, Spain
- Streaming: BeIN Sports
Barcelona vs. Eibar 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: $44.99-$79.99 per month
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- PlayStation Vue local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
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.
Barcelona vs. Eibar: What to watch for
Barcelona finished its match against Sevilla two men down (including Ousmane Dembele), but still kept a clean sheet. Of course, they’d already padded a sizable lead by that point, thanks to goals from Dembele, Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, and Lionel Messi. That last name’s been out of the lineup for some time; Barca fans certainly welcome seeing him back, and the international break’s certainly done his various ailments good. There are reports, however, that airport worker strikes will force the team to embark on a six-hour bus trip to make their date with Eibar.
Eibar’s currently 14th in La Liga, coming off a 1-1 draw with Real Betis where they lost Gonzalo Escalante to a red card. Their best recent win of last was a 3-2 victory of Sevilla to cap off a competitive September, but even at home with a potentially road-weary Barca, they look to be facing one of their toughest tests of the still-young season.
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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.