El Clasico is not only the most prestigious game in Spanish soccer, but also the biggest encounter in club football. It features two Spanish giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid and generally played twice in a league season. However, nowadays, any match between these 2 rivals in any competition, is considered as the El Clasico. In this content, we will give you proper guideline about where to and how to watch and stream El Clasico live in United States.
Which Channels to Show El Clasico Live On US TV?
ESPN+ will stream El Clasico live on 24th October at 10:15 am ET throughout the whole United States of America.
English Language Broadcasters:
After a long long contract with beIN SPORTS, La Liga finally moves to ESPN. The highest earning sports broadcasting networks will enjoy the rights from the start of the 2021-22 campaign and it will have the privilege until 2028-29 campaign. Although beIN had the contract until May, 2024, ESPN buyout the Spanish top flight broadcasting contract with US$175 million a year, making the deal a total of US$1.4 billion for 8 years. According to the deal, all the 380 matches along with the El Clasico will be streamed live through ESPN’s subscription only streaming platform ESPN+. Some of the selected matches will be aired also on ESPN linear TV channels. Reports suggest that, La Liga, the most watched twice a season encounter will be available on ABC.
Spanish Language Broadcasters:
In addition to these, as ESPN also gained the Spanish language broadcasting rights of the competition alongside English language broadcasting. Thus, we also expect the match to be available on ESPN Deportes.
El Clasico Broadcasters (if played in CDR or UEFA Competitions):
Don’t forget that ESPN+ also has the rights to broadcast selected Copa Del Rey matches until 2022 campaign. Thus, if Barca and Real Madrid come head to head in CDR next season, you can catch that live through ESPN’s subscription only streaming service. Although there is a very little chance of this two sides taking off each other in UEFA competitions, if somehow that happens, you can catch that action live through CBS, Paramount+ (English) or Univision (Spanish).
How to Stream El Clasico Live in United States?
Viewers can stream El Clasico in US on 2 ways.
ESPN+ (direct broadcaster):
As we have already mentioned, ESPN+ is the new home to La Liga and also has rights to stream Copa Del Rey, it will be the option for the US based viewers to watch El Clasico live. The service is only accessible after having a subscription. It offers 2 subscription plans. The monthly plan comes at 6.99 USD per month while regular users can go with the annual plan which will make them pay 69.99 USD for 12 months service. Users can get access to ESPN+ via: Roku, Fire TV, Fire tablet, Xfiniti Flex, Xfinity X1, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One, Xbox Series XIS, PS4, PS5, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android Phone, Android TV, Tablet, Oculus Go and Google Chromecast.
Moreover, one can also purchase ESPN+ as a part of the bundle alongside Hulu and Disney+. The bundle has 2 versions. The version featuring ads charge 13.99 USD per month while ad free version is available at 19.99 USD per month.
Other Options (channel’s streaming site or cord cutting services):
The probable English language broadcaster of the El Clasico 2021-22 campaign, ABC is available through a number of platform. Viewers with the TV package including ABC, can stream the action live through Watch ABC. It is a free service for the TV subscribers and doesn’t ask for any additional charge. It just, asks the viewers to sing in with TV providers, username and password. Cord cutters can get access through different cord cutting services. fuboTV, AT&T TV, Hulu+ Live TV, YouTube TV; all of these 4 sources contain ABC in their starting packages.
ESPN Deportes, the probable Spanish language broadcaster of the El Clasico 2021-22 is available through fuboTV (basic), Sling TV (Orange or Combo + Best of Spanish TV Add-on), AT&T TV (Ultimate), Hulu+ Live TV (basic + Espanol Add-on). ESPN+ is definitely the recommended option to stream El Clasico live in US. However, if someone wants to try, cord cutting services, fuboTV is the best possible option.
Chart of El Clasico Broadcasting TV Channels and Online Streaming Platforms in USA:
|On TV Broadcaster
||ABC (highly likely)
|ESPN Deportes (expected)
|Online Streaming Platform (channel’s streaming site)
|Online Streaming Platform (direct broadcaster)
||ESPN+ (confirmed) (standalone or part of bundle with Hulu and Disney+)
|Cord Cutting Services
||fuboTV (Basic), AT&T TV (Ultimate), Hulu+ Live TV (Basic + Espanol Add-on)
||English & Spanish
|YouTube TV, AT&T TV (Entertainment)
|Sling TV (Orange or Combo + Best of Spanish TV)
How to Watch El Clasico on Canadian TV?
In Canada, the Spanish La Liga broadcasting rights have been gained by TSN and RDS. TSN will broadcast the matches including El Clasico in English language while French language users can enjoy the match in their favorite commentary version through RDS. TSN contents can be streamed live through TSN Go App which is free for the TV subscribers. Similarly, RDS TV package holders, can stream the RDS contents live through RDS Go App and yes it is free for them. Cord cutters can also stream the actions live through TSN Direct and RDS Direct.
||Online Streaming Options
||TSN Go App, TSN Direct
||RDS Go App, RDS Direct
When will El Clasico Take Place?
El Clasico takes place at least twice a season. The La Liga 2021-22 fixture have been revealed. According to that, the very first El Clasico of the campaign will be played on October 24 when Barca will welcome Los Blancos at Camp Nou Stadium. On the other hand, the second El Clasico of the season will be played on March 20 in Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.
|El Clasico Details
|1st El Clasico – FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid
||October 24, 2021 (10:15 am ET)
||Camp Nou, Barcelona
|2nd El Clasico – Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona
||March 20, 2022
||Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid