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It wouldn’t be a Copa del Rey without Barcelona and Real Madrid meeting at the end with all the marbles on the table … and after tying game 1. Here we are, soccer fans, and the second leg is a mid-afternoon semifinal you don’t want to miss. Cancel that G-Cal appointment and make sure you have proper connectivity. Here’s what you need to watch the Real Madrid vs. Barcelona semifinal in the 2019 Copa del Rey.
Real Madrid vs. Barcelona (Copa del Rey semifinal)
- When: 2:50pm ET, Wednesday, Feb. 27
- Where: Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid
- Watch: beIN Sports
Real Madrid vs. Barcelona live stream: How to watch the Copa del Rey semifinal
1) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $25-$40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, and iOS and Android devices
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 to get the 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN Sports Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from LaLiga, Ligue 1, Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.)
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-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 TV, NFL Network), entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), and news (MSNBC, CNN) channels in its core package. But where it really shines is with international soccer, offering UniMas, 10 beIN Sports channels, NBCSN, FS1 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.)
3) DirecTV Now
- Cost: $40-$75 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire Stick
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.)
Real Madrid vs. Barcelona (Copa del Rey semifinal): Why it matters
Barcelona is eyeing a sixth straight appearance in the Cope del Rey final. To get there, it must face an inspired Real Madrid team that has come around recently and logged useful results from stale stars like Gareth Bale. It also has to do it on the road.
The two biggest clubs in Spain will meet twice this week—during the semifinal and this weekend in La Liga—but all eyes will be in Madrid.
“It is not normal to play two games of this magnitude in the same week. But it can happen. Our intention is to separate them and focus on the one in front of us. The one on Saturday is still far away,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde told the BBC this week.
Get ready for a contentious, high-profile game and don’t be surprised if Real finds a way to trip up Barcelona at home.
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Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.