Real Madrid vs Athletic Club: how and where to watch - times, TV, online
All the info you need to know on how and where to watch Real Madrid host Athletic Club at the Estadio Alfredo di Stéfano (Madrid) on 15 December at 22:00 CET.
Current LaLiga champions Real Madrid will try to make it three victories in a row in LaLiga against Athletic Club at the Estadio Alfredo di Stéfano. Los Blancos, sitting third in the standings, go into the match with a confidence boost after beating Atlético Madrid 2-0 more easily than expected.
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Zinedine Zidane has suffered a lot of pressure and some sources reported he was close to being sacked, but once again the French coach managed to change the situation by beating Inter Milan and Barcelona in the same week and later defeating Borussia Moenchengladbach at home in the most important game of the season after losing to Shakhtar in the Ukraine.
Real Madrid eyeing top spot
Madrid are just three points behind leaders Real Sociedad, who will play Barcelona on Wednesday, so it is an opportunity for the champions to edge closer to the top of the Spanish league, with one match less played than the Basque team.
However, neighbours Atlético, second in the table, are tied on points with Real Sociedad and, at the same time, they have one match less than Zidane’s squad. If you are in the US you can tune in on Fanatiz.
The visitors grabbed a point last season
Athletic will take on Madrid after their 2-2 draw with Valencia on Saturday, which has left the Basque club in 12th position in the table. They have lost half of their 12 league games in LaLiga. Gaizka Garitano’s team picked up a point in the corresponding clash between the two teams last season.
Casemiro misses out
Madrid will look to get another victory at home without Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard, both injured. Mariano and Martin Odegaard will also be unavailable.
Add to that the fact that Zidane won’t be able to call upon Casemiro either, as he is suspended due to the booking that he picked up in the derby against Atlético, so he could be replaced by Federico Valverde.
Lucas Vázquez and Vinicius are likely to partner Karim Benzema up front, but Rodrygo and Marco Asensio could also be in with a chance.
The fourth team to defeat Madrid in LaLiga?
The visitors will try to upset the favourites without Peru Nolaskoain, who is still injured. On the other hand, Garitano could use Mikel Vesga in midfield together with Unai Vencedor or choose the duo of Dani García and Unai López.
Asier Villalibre could lead the attack for Athletic Club, being supported by Iñaki Williams, Iker Muniain and Álex Berenguer, although Raúl García, who scored against Valencia, is a real option for Garitano up front.
What time does the Real Madrid vs Athletic Club match start?
The 2020/2021 LaLiga match between Real Madrid and Athletic Club will be played at the Estadio Alfredo di Stéfano (Madrid) and will kick off at 22:00 CET on Tuesday 15 December 2020.
That's 21:00 in the UK, 16:00 ET and 13:00 PT.
Find out what time Real Madrid v Athletic Club gets underway where you are in the world.
Where can I watch Real Madrid vs Athletic Club?
No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Real Madrid vs Athletic Club match is available on here.
Spain: Mitele Plus, Movistar+, Movistar Laliga, Partidazo in Movistar LaLiga.
United Kingdom: Premier Player HD, LaLigaTV.
United States: Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS en Español.
Is the Real Madrid vs Athletic Club game online?
Real Madrid-Athletic Club is available in most nations through the rights holders’ online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or Ios/Android app to watch it on.
For example, Fanatiz is a dedicated streaming platform in the US and in the UK, Premier Player has a streaming service. Movistar+ in Spain are showing the LaLiga games.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Club: AS English live coverage
You can also follow our live text commentary, with all the key statistics, here on AS English. We will be building up to the match throughout the day before giving you a minute-by-minute account as it unfolds.
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