Real Madrid against Barcelona on Saturday, December 10 will be the 163rd time these two clubs have played a league version of El Clasico. The highly-anticipated match will be seen by soccer fans from around the world, but where on U.S. television will you be able to watch it?
ESPN continues to provide unmatched multi-platform coverage of Spain’s La Liga, presenting live coverage of El Clásico – Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3:55 p.m. ET from Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid on ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio and ESPN3.
The two Spanish giants ranking at the top with only a few points different – Real Madrid, 37 and Barca, 34 – are currently the most prolific teams in the league. With Ronaldo and Messi both the top goal-scorers, this head-to-head battle of El Clásico will have all the drama and excitement fans have come to expect from this rivalry.
- On game day, ESPN Deportes will feature live coverage from Madrid, starting with ESPN Futbol Center at 2 p.m. ET. The commentary program will be followed by a pre-game show of Fuera de Juego, also live and on-site.
- Real Madrid v Barcelona is live on ESPN Deportes on Saturday, December 10 at 4PM ET.
- The live telecast of the game will be presented by lead soccer commentator Fernando Palomo (play-by-play), former professional soccer players Quique Wolff, special guest Santiago Solari, former Real Madrid, River Plate and Inter Milan player, and Martin Ainstein and Tony Cherchi reporting from the sidelines.
- ESPN Deportes will air a post-game show, Fuera de Juego, around 6 p.m. ET. In addition, a special edition of SportsCenter with in-depth analysis and recap of the game will air at 7 p.m. followed by the re-run at 7:30 p.m. ET.
ESPN Deportes Radio
- The only radio network providing around-the-clock national Spanish-language sports coverage will begin Wednesday, December 7, with the Jorge Ramos y su Banda show live simulcast on TV and radio from the Spanish capital. Jorge Ramos and Hernan Pereyra alongside ESPN Deportes’ Spanish correspondent, Martin Ainstein, will be hosting the show featuring special guests and interviews.
- In addition to the three daily special broadcasts of Jorge Ramos y su Banda, ESPN Deportes Radio will provide wide coverage the day of the match with a preview show starting at 2 p.m. ET, which will include interviews, commentary and analysis from ESPN Deportes experts.
- ESPN3 will carry the action of El Clásico live exclusively online in English and Spanish. El Real Madrid vs. Barcelona will be the highlight event of the day with coverage beginning at 3:55 p.m. ET. The live multi-screen network is available through an affiliated provider to approximately 70 million households nationwide online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE.
- ESPNDeportes.com will offer vast content previewing the match as well as polls, news, analysis and post-game features with reporters on-site.
- ESPNDeportes.com’s GameCast coverage will feature play-by-play broadcast and a live chat in-game. Post-game coverage will include match highlights as well as photo galleries.
- Exclusive blogs and video reports from on-site reporters Martín Ainstein, Iván Vázquez and daily reports from special assignment reporter from ESPN Deportes Radio and ESPNdeportesLA.com Sebastián M. Christensen will be featured.
- The Spanish-language site will deliver complete coverage of the match including highlights, special reports from onsite talent Sebastian M. Christensen, videos, photo galleries, GameCast and Cover It Live – chat with editors and special interaction with TV talent via twitter.
- As a preview to kickoff, Sebastián M. Christensen will host a live Twitter chat one hour before game time. This session allows fans to follow a live thread using the hashtag #LaLigaPorESPN. Questions will be presented by ESPN Deportes’ brand page: http://twitter.com/ESPNDeportes. Christensen will reply from his Twitter account, answering questions from fans.
- The game will also be shown live on GolTV at 4pm ET on Saturday.