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La Liga live stream: how to watch Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid online for free

La Liga live stream: how to watch Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid online for free
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The La Liga title race will reach its climax this weekend when the top four clubs play each other. At 3.15pm BST today, it's Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp. Then at 8pm BST on Sunday, fans will be treated to Real Madrid vs Sevilla. It could be a crazy 48 hours for Spanish football, so make sure you know how to watch a La Liga live stream from anywhere in the world – it's free in some cases.

La Liga live stream 2021

Date: September 12th 2020 – May 23rd 2021

US stream: beIN Sports / FuboTV (FREE trial)

Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN

UK stream: LaLigaTV (£6.99/month)

AUS stream: Kayo Sports (FREE trial) 

Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid remain top La Liga with 76 points, but Barcelona and Real Madrid are gaining fast. Barça are now second on 74 points, and Real third, also on 74 points. Sevilla have won four out of their last five league ties to snatch fourth place with 70 points. So, who will win the race of this year's Spanish silverware?

Atletico are in pole position for an 11th La Liga title but if Ronald Koeman's Barcelona can beat Los Rojiblancos on Saturday, they'll jump to the top of the table and inflict a huge psychological blow on their rivals. There might be three more games left to play but Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid could prove decisive.

"I think we are both very good teams and we are fighting with two other very good teams for the title," Koeman told reporters at Friday's pre-match press conference. "You can’t compare the two teams, the styles are very different. The team that plays as a unit and is mentally strong and, in our case, we also need to be good with the ball and defend well."

As for Real Madrid vs Sevilla, Real will be hurting after their defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final earlier this week. Neither Sergio Ramos and Eden Hazard were at their best, so Zinedine Zidane has major selection decisions to make if he wants to beat Julen Lopetegui's men and close the gap to his La Liga rivals.   

Read on to find out how you can watch all the remaining La Liga games this season, from anywhere in the world and in some case, for free!

How to watch a La Liga live stream for free

Spanish football fans in the USA can watch this weekend's action on beIN Sports. Streaming service FuboTV carries beIN Sports and offers new users a free 7-day trial – it's a great way to watch Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid vs Sevilla without paying a penny.

Meanwhile, Spanish football fans in Australia can catch the title-deciding matches on Kayo Sports. New users get a free 14-day trial. Good to know, right?

Make sure to use a VPN if needed when travelling outside those countries for access to FuboTV and Kayo Sports. Not used a VPN before? It's easy – check out the guide below.

When the free 7-day trial ends, FuboTV costs from $65 per month for 110 premium TV channels. You can cancel any time – there's no lock-in contract. Kayo Sports costs from AU$25 a month, and, again, there's no contract. You can access the free trial and cancel before it comes to an end, should you wish.

Watch La Liga live stream anywhere in the world using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant La Liga rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

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UK & Ireland: La Liga live stream

La Liga live stream: watch Real Madrid and Barcelona online for free

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Premier Sports has the rights to show Spanish football in the UK and Republic of Ireland in conjunction with LaLigaTV. The cheapest option is to subscribe to LaLigaTV only, which costs from £6.99 a month. You can access a La Liga live stream via the Premier Sports online web player.

Make sure to use a VPN when travelling outside the UK for access to LaLigaTV.

LaLiga TV can also be found on Virgin Media in HD on channel 554. Sky TV customers can also access LaLigaTV for £6.99 per month.

Finally, it's worth noting that Premier's sister site, FreeSports, also shows select La Liga games each weekend. Keep an eye out on the FreeSports schedule to find out which ones. You can watch the games on the FreeSports app or the FreeSports player.

USA: La Liga live stream

La Liga live stream: watch Real Madrid and Barcelona online for free

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Rights to show La Liga matches in the USA belong to beIN Sports until 2024. The Basic cable bolt-on costs $10 a month, and includes the main beIN Sports channel as well as beIN Sports 7, 8 and 9 – all in HD – alongside a range of entertainment services.

Already cut the cord? Try FuboTV. The respected streaming service provides access to over 80 premium TV channels – including beIN Sports – for $65 a month. And the best bit? New members get a get a 7-day free trial. There's no contract, so you can cancel anytime. Why not give it a go and watch a La Liga live stream for free?

Make sure to use a VPN when travelling outside the United States for access to FuboTV.

After the FuboTV trial ends, you'll been bumped onto the $65-a-month plan (unless you opted for a more expensive one) but there's no contract so you can cancel anytime.

Sling TV is a similar option. It offers a less comprehensive package of beIN Sports channels, but then, Sling's entertainment-focussed Orange and Blue services are cheaper (around $40 per month when bundled together). New users get a free 7-day trial.

Australia: La Liga live stream

La Liga live stream: watch Real Madrid and Barcelona online for free

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Aussie football can can watch the climax of the La Liga title race via beIN Sports. If you don't already have it as part of your TV package, you can always pick up a La Liga live stream via Kayo Sports.

The popular streaming service carries beIN Sports and new subscribers get their first 14 days free. After that, the Basic plan costs AU$25 a month, while Premium, at AU$35 a month, lets you stream the action on up three devices, simultaneously.

Make sure to use a VPN when travelling outside Australia for access to Kayo Sports.

La Liga fixtures

La Liga live stream: watch Real Madrid and Barcelona online for free

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All fixture times shown in BST. All games will be live on LaLigaTV (Premier Sports) in the UK and the beIN Sports (FuboTV) in the USA.

Saturday 8th May 2021

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid - 3.15pm

Sunday 9th May 2021

Real Madrid vs Sevilla - 8pm