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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 vs Athletic Club in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final at La Rosaleda on 14 January at 21:00 CET.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Club: how and where to watch - times, TV, online

Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao will try to book a ticket for the Spanish Super Cup final when they meet on Thursday at La Rosaleda, Málaga.

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Real Madrid vs Athletic Club: match preview

The current LaLiga champions got frozen out in their visit to the El Sadar stadium where they took on Osasuna - a match where the main focus was storm Filomena, which put the match in jeopardy.

Los Blancos: unbeaten in their last nine games

That goalless stalemate ensured that Atlético Madrid remain four points ahead of Zinedine Zidane's side, and they still have two games in hand. However, Los Blancos have reasons to look at the match against Athletic Bilbao with optimism, as they extended their unbeaten run across all competitions to nine matches, with seven of those games ending in wins.

Real Madrid clearly want to retain their Spanish Super Cup crown after beating Atlético in last year's final in Saudi Arabia. Only Barcelona (13) have won the competition more times than Los Merengues (11).

Meanwhile, Athletic were expected to face Atlético last weekend, but that same snowstorm made it impossible, preventing the plane carrying Marcelino's men from landing safely in Madrid and the game was postponed.

Athletic, just two wins in their last nine matches

Athletic Club go into the match with just two victories in their last nine matches and last time they beat Madrid was in the the 2014-15 campaign. While they will fight to upset Real Madrid and try take the trophy to Bilbao in a hypothetical final, they are still waiting to play last season's final with Real Sociedad following the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Real Madrid without Carvajal and Jovic

Zidane won’t be able to call upon Dani Carvajal, as the Spaniard hasn't recovered from a muscular injury. Luka Jovic, also with a muscular issue, won’t be ready in time to play against the Basque outfit either.

Federico Valverde could feature from the start in midfield, while in-form Lucas Vázquez is expected to partner Karim Benzema up front.

Berchiche, ruled out; Álvarez could play

As for Athletic, left-back Yuri Berchiche didn't travel to Málaga as he hasn't yet recovered from his thigh problem. Yeray Alvarez could be back into action after missing out the team's last three matches, but Marcelino may not want to take risks, so Unai Núñez could keep his place alongside Íñigo Martínez in the heart of the defence.

What time does the Real Madrid vs Athletic Club match start?

The second Spanish Super Cup semi-final match between Real Madrid and Athletic Club will be played at La Rosaleda (Málaga) and will kick off at 21:00 CET on Thursday 14 January 2021.

That's 20:00 in the UK, 15:00 ET and 12:00 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: #Vamos, Movistar+.

United States: ESPN Deportes+, ESPN Deportes.

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.