Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream
Real Madrid vs Barcelona will be available for football fans in the US to enjoy on ESPN+. You can also watch a live stream of Real Madrid vs Barcelona on BT Sport in the UK, but there are currently no live channels in Australia. Use a VPN to watch your usual stream from anywhere when you’re abroad. Full details on how to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona tonight online and on TV can be found below.
The teams are in and Real Madrid is available with all their might. Thibaut Courtois will start in goal and Eder Militao in defense, with Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Eduaro Camavinga in midfield. Vinicius Junior and Fede Valverde flank captain Karim Benzema up front. Eden Hazard, Aurelien Tchouameni and Rodrygo are on the bench. Barcelona, meanwhile, look set to go with midfielder Gavi as a false nine in the absence of the injured Robert Lewandowski, with Ferran Torres and Raphinha in support. Sergio Busquets, Frenkie De Jong and Franck Kessie start in midfield, with left back Alejandro Balde preferred over Jordi Alba. Surprisingly, Ansu Fati made it to the bench alongside Sergi Roberto.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream: match preview
There is no bigger club in world football bigger than Real Madrid vs Barcelona, so it is only fitting that Spain’s two dominant powers compete in the Copa del Rey semi-finals. The Clásico combines geopolitical rivalry, bitter animosity and good luck between the two clubs as the 50-time winners of Spain’s oldest cup competition go head-to-head in a highly anticipated encounter.
“Hay Liga,” shouted the front pages of Spain’s sports papers after the weekend’s games – “there’s a league.” That’s because a late goal from young Álvaro meant Real Madrid snuck in a vital point against city rivals Atletico as Los Blancos look to chase pacemakers Barcelona. Carlo Ancelotti’s side have been a little inconsistent domestically lately – they’ve won just six of their last 12 Liga outings – but Liverpool’s 5-2 defeat in the Champions League last week could be the springboard they need have in the hunt for silverware for 2022/23. Madrid have beaten fourth division Cacereno, Villarreal and Atletico Madrid to reach the last four and the 19-time winners would like nothing more than to turn up the pressure against their perennial rivals, whose own form is crumbling at the wrong time. With Vinicius Junior in the form of his life, they will take their chance.
All was rosy in the garden of Barcelona 10 days ago, but a Europa League exit to Manchester United was followed by their second Liga defeat of the season – and a first in their history – against lowly Almeria at the weekend. Even worse, top scorer Robert Lewandowski pulled a hamstring in Andalusia and the goal-hungry Pole will be absent for at least a month, along with Ousmane Dembélé and youth sensation Pedri in the treatment room. Ansu Fati is also struggling with a knee injury, so Ferran Torres may get some playing time. League leaders Barça needed extra time to beat third-tier Intercity earlier this season, but beat high-flying Real Sociedad in the final round and the 31-time Copa del Rey will be desperate to gain an advantage back to the Camp Nou. for the second leg in a month.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona kicks off tonight, Thursday March 2, at 8pm GMT / 3pm EST, at the Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid. It’s free to watch in the UK. Make sure you know how to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream from anywhere.
USA: Watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona
In the US, ESPN+ has the TV rights to the Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream. ESPN+ is a streaming service that features a wealth of top sports content including MLB, NHL, MLS, Top Rank Boxing events and Grand Slam tennis, as well as the Copa del Rey, FA Cup and Carabao Cup. You can subscribe to ESPN Plus on its own or as part of the discounted Disney bundle along with Hulu ($12.99 per month).
Watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream from anywhere
You will not be able to watch your regular Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream when you are abroad. The streaming service sees that you are abroad and blocks you. However, you can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this.
It’s a straight forward piece of software that makes your device look like it’s in the right country so you can watch any Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream from anywhere in the world.
We rate ExpressVPN as the best VPN for the Copa del Rey. It offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the service.
How to use a VPN for Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open the VPN app and choose the location of the service you want to access. For Real Madrid vs Barcelona in the Copa del Rey, you may want to choose ‘USA’ for ESPN+.
3. Then go to ESPN+ on your browser or device and enjoy the free Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream!
Can you watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona in the UK?
Rights to show Real Madrid vs Barcelona, plus all Copa del Rey and UEFA club competitions in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal means you can also watch all Champions League and Europa League matches. You can get BT Sport through BT TV, Sky TV (opens in new tab) And virgin media (opens in new tab) as well as via the BT Sport website and apps. Real Madrid vs Barcelona can be seen on BT Sport 1 in HD.
Are you currently outside Blighty? Don’t forget it’s possible use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access a live stream without being blocked.
Don’t want to be tied to a contract? You can also choose one BT Sport Month Pass (opens in new tab), which costs £30 per month. It is an ongoing contract of one month and you can cancel at any time. The pass lets you stream all four BT Sport channels on iOS and Android devices, games consoles, Now TV set-top boxes, Roku players and Amazon Fire TV devices.
Watch the live stream of Real Madrid vs Barcelona in Australia
Unfortunately, Real Madrid vs Barcelona will not be broadcast in Australia.
British and American fans in Australia can watch the match go by using a VPN (opens in new tab) to unblock the live streams on BT Sport and ESPN Plus.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream kickoff times
Global kick-off times Real Madrid vs Barcelona
- UK: 8 p.m
- Central Europe: 9 o’clock in the evening
- US (EDT/PST): 3 p.m. / 12 p.m
- Australia: 07:00 (Friday)
- New Zealand: 9 am (Friday)
Copa del Rey match schedule – dates and TV times
All times 20:00 GMT (UK time), unless stated otherwise
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