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El Clásico! How to watch Barcelona vs. Real Madrid live

El Clasico's here, and finds both Barcelona and Real Madrid in solid form.


Phil West


Posted on Dec 18, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 8:10 pm CDT

El Clasico is finally here. Politics interfered with the original October date at Camp Nou, but now the top two teams in La Liga are set for a match the Wednesday before Christmas. Both teams are coming off draws in league play, but are still in fine form overall and keeping pace with one another. Should one team emerge with the win, it’ll be both an early Christmas present to fans and a grabbing on the inside track for the race to come.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch Barcelona vs. Real Madrid live online.



Barcelona vs. Real Madrid

  • When: 2pm ET, Wednesday, Dec. 18
  • Where: Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain
  • Streaming: BeIN Sports

El Clasico live stream: How to watch Barcelona vs. Real Madrid and other La Liga matches online

The match is on BeIN Sports; the following streaming services allow you to watch the entire 2019-20 La Liga season.

1) Sling TV

Sling Orange + Blue channels
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.


2) FuboTV

FuboTV channels

  • 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.


3) Vidgo

Vidgo streaming info
  • 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 Nickolodeon 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.


4) Fanatiz

Fanatiz streaming info
  • 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 Madrid: Preview, recent form, odds, upcoming fixtures

Barcelona (Last 5 La Liga matches: WWWWD) drew with Real Sociedad on Sunday 2-2 to break a five-match win streak, with goals from Antoine Griezmann, on his return to where it all started for him in Basque country, and Luis Suarez, weirdly the subject of MLS transfer rumors, not quite enough to get over against one of La Liga’s better sides this season. Barca fans did learn they’ll have a fun Champions League Round of 16 matchup against Napoli coming up in February, based on Monday’s draw.

Real Madrid (Last 5 La Liga matches: WWWWD) wasn’t able to entirely seize on the opportunity of its rivals dropping points over the weekend. It drew Valencia 1-1 on Sunday, getting a goal deep in stoppage time from Karim Benzema to salvage the point. Then, on Monday, Real felt the full force on not winning its Champions League group, learning it would be facing Manchester City in the round of 16.


According to William Hill’s oddsmakers, Barcelona are -125 home favorites (wager $125 to win $100), with Real picked as +320 underdogs to win, and a draw set at +300.

Upcoming Fixtures

Barcelona, Saturday, Dec. 21 vs. Alaves (La Liga)

Real Madrid, Sunday, Dec. 22 vs. Athletic Bilbao (La Liga)


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*First Published: Dec 18, 2019, 7:08 am CST