Despite the news that La Liga will delay the start of the 2011-12 season due to a strike by the Spanish players’ union, soccer fans can still look forward to the 2011 Supercopa Espana which kicks off Sunday, August 14 between La Liga winner Barcelona and Copa del Rey champion Real Madrid.
The final will be played over two-legs. Live coverage of Sunday’s game at Santiago Bernabeu begins at 4pm ET on ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio and ESPN3.com, while the Wednesday August 17 second leg will be broadcast live from Camp Nou at 5pm ET, also on ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio and ESPN3.com
In addition to the game coverage, ESPN Deportes has plenty more in store including:
- Fuera de Juego (Sun 8/14 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00p.m.-7:00 pm ET. Wed. 8/17 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET) – The network’s international soccer program will offer special live coverage from site with host and soccer expert Fernando Palomo,
- SportsCenter (Sun 8/14 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET). ESPN Deportes’ flagship sports news and information program will feature extensive coverage with special reports from Rafa Puente, and José Ramón Fernández;
- Los Capitanes (Wed 8/17 from 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. ET) – The network’s commentary program will feature special live reports from Camp Nou with José Ramón Fernandez
Meanwhile, ESPNDeportes.com will provide in-depth coverage highlighted by extensive online video, real-time Gamecast application featuring live scores and stats as the matches unfold. Additional features include live polls, blogs, photo gallery and video clips highlighting the best plays.
Both the first and second leg will also be shown live on GolTV.