Real Madrid vs Barcelona: how to watch El Clásico online and on TV
All the information on how and where to watch the LaLiga El Clásico showdown between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabéu on 20 March.
One of the most eagerly awaited moments of the season takes place on Sunday as Real Madrid and Barcelona meet in the second Liga Clásico of the season at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, a game available to viewers in the US live on ESPN.
The hosts are comfortably leading the LaLiga standings, with 66 points from 28 games, 10 clear of second-placed Sevilla, while Los Blancos currently hold a 15-point advantage over archrivals Barcelona, who are sitting third in the table.
Carlo Ancelotti's men are eyeing a possible double this campaign, as they are in a very comfortable position in the league and into the Champions League quarterfinals, where they will face Chelsea after a remarkable Karim Benzema-inspired comeback against PSG.
Real Madrid haven't lost at home in LaLiga
Despite Barça's recent upturn in performances, it won't be easy for Xavi's squad to secure the three points, as Real Madrid have the best home record in La Liga this season, winning 10 and drawing four of their 14 matches. The hosts haven't been beaten at the Bernabéu since a 2-1 defeat against Levante in January 2021.
The Catalan giants are also on a poor run of results against Madrid, losing the last four Liga Clásicos and the Spanish Super Cup semi-final earlier this season. The reverse fixture resulted in a 2-1 victory for Madrid at Camp Nou earlier this season.
It has now been three years since Barcelona beat Real Madrid in LaLiga (March 2019), but the Xavi's side are a different prospect to the one that lost at Camp Nou back in October under Ronald Koeman.
The visitors have won their last four league matches, including a 4-0 success over Osasuna last weekend and they are on an 11-game unbeaten run across all competitions.
Barcelona to keep their momentum
Barça's fortunes started to change when Xavi replaced Koeman as head coach last November, but it wasn't until the new additions came into play in January that the the Catalans started to click.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is probably the best example of that improvement, with seven goals in 10 games since his arrival from Arsenal on a free transfer.
What time does Real Madrid vs Barcelona kick off?
El Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona will kick off at Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid on Sunday 20 March 2022 at 4:00 pm US (EDT) and 1:00 pm US (PDT).
That’s 9:00 pm CEST and 8:00 pm UK time.
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Where can I watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona in the US and UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting Real Madrid vs Barcelona:
UK: Premier Sports 1, Premier Player HD, LaLigaTV.
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Real Madrid vs Barcelona: live AS USA coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of Real Madrid vs Barcelona right here at AS USA. We'll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action in the Bernabéu as it unfolds.