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How to stream Real Madrid vs. Villarreal

Real Madrid gave up a late goal last week that turned a win into a draw. Can it recover on the road against Villarreal?


Phil West


The good news for Real Madrid last week was it got a late goal from Karim Benzema, but the bad news was it gave up an even later goal to its Valladolid opponents, leaving it to finish the 2019-20 home opener with a 1-1 draw. Los Blancos are now third in the young La Liga season, looking to improve that when they travel to Villarreal for a Sunday matchup.

Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Villarreal vs. Real Madrid, including what to watch for on the pitch.

Real Madrid vs. Villarreal

  • When: 3pm ET, Sunday, Sept. 1
  • Where: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
  • Streaming: BeIN Sports

Real Madrid vs. Villarreal live stream: How to watch La Liga matches

The match is on BeIN Sports; the following services provide a one-week trial and therefore an easy way to watch La Liga matches for free.

1) 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, FS1 and FS2, 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

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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) PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue’s Core package

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.


Real Madrid vs. Villarreal: What to watch for

Don’t think Los Blancos are out of the transfer hunt just yet. There are rumors that they’re making a deal with the PSG team they’ll face in the upcoming Champions League group stage. But it may not be Neymar they’re after—they might trying to land striker and 2018 World Cup hero Kylian Mbappe. They also may, while at the PSG store, get a new goalkeeper. Alphonse Areola is reportedly set to leave. By Monday’s transfer deadline, all will be answered. 

Real, as currently constituted, should be able to handle Villarreal, though the Yellow Submarine might be making its own moves to improve upon a roster than includes Carlos Bacca, Santi Cazorla, and Ramiro Funes Mori as three of its best-known players. But injuries are hitting Los Blancos hard in this early part of the season, so they might lean heavily on a Gareth Bale who (in an alternative universe, perhaps) might already be back in the Premier League. 

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