Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream
Real Madrid vs Barcelona will be available for football fans in the USA to enjoy on ESPN+. You can also watch a Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream on BT Sport in the UK, but there are currently no live broadcasters in Australia. Use a VPN to watch your usual stream from anywhere if you happen to be abroad. Full details on how to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona online and on TV tonight just below.
The teams are in and Real Madrid go with their strong available. Thibaut Courtois starts in goal and Eder Militao in defence, with Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Eduaro Camavinga in midfield. Vinicius Junior and Fede Valverde flank captain Karim Benzema up front. Eden Hazard, Aurelien Tchouameni and Rodrygo are on the bench. Barcelona, meanwhile, look like to go with midfielder Gavi as a false nine in the absence of the injured Robert Lewandowski, with Ferran Torres and Raphinha in support. Sergio Busquets, Frenkie De Jong and Franck Kessie start in midfield, with Alejandro Balde preferred to Jordi Alba at left-back. Ansu Fati has surprisingly made the bench, alongside Sergi Roberto.
- UK: Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream on BT Sport (opens in new tab)
- USA: Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream on ESPN+ (opens in new tab)
- Watch your local stream from abroad with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)
Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream: match preview
There's no bigger club fixture in world football bigger than Real Madrid vs Barcelona, so it's only fitting that Spain's two dominant powers will do battle in the Copa del Rey semi-finals. The Clasico combines geo-political rivalry, bitter animosity and plenty of success between both clubs as the 50-time past winners of Spain's oldest cup competition face each other in a highly anticipated encounter.
"Hay Liga," screamed the front pages of Spain's daily sports papers after the weekend's fixtures – "there is a league." That's because a late goal from youngster Alvaro meant Real Madrid sneaked a vital point against their city rivals Atletico as los Blancos try to hunt down pacesetters Barcelona. Carlo Ancelotti's side have been a little inconsistent domestically recently – winning just six of their last 12 Liga outings – but last week's 5-2 demolition of Liverpool in the Champions League could be the springboard they need in the hunt for 2022/23 silverware. Madrid have beaten fourth tier Cacereno, Villarreal and Atletico Madrid to reach the last four and the 19-time winners would love nothing more than to pile on the pressure against their eternal rivals, whose own form is crumbling at just the wrong time. With Vinicius Junior in the form of his life, they'll fancy their chances.
All was rosy in the Barcelona garden 10 days ago, but a Europa League exit to Manchester United was followed by their second Liga defeat of the season – and a first in their history – against lowly Almeria at the weekend. Worse still, top scorer Robert Lewandowski pulled a hamstring in Andalusia and the goal-hungry Pole will be absent for a month at least, joining Ousmane Dembele and youth sensation Pedri in the treatment room. Ansu Fati is also struggling with a knee injury, so Ferran Torres may get some game time. League leaders Barça needed extra-time to overcome third-tier Intercity earlier in the season, but beat high-flying Real Sociedad in the last round and the record 31-time Copa del Rey will be desperate to take an advantage back to the Camp Nou for the second leg in a month's time.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona kicks off at 8pm GMT / 3pm EST tonight, Thursday 2nd March, at the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid. It's free to watch in the UK. Make sure you know how to watch a Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream from anywhere.
US: watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona
In the US, ESPN+ has the TV rights to the Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream. ESPN+ is a streaming-only service which carries a wealth of top sports content including MLB, NHL, MLS, Top Rank Boxing events and Grand Slam tennis as well as the Copa del Rey, FA Cup and Carabao Cup. You can subscribe to ESPN Plus on its own or as part of the great-value Disney Bundle along with Hulu ($12.99 a month).
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Watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream from anywhere
You won't be able to watch your regular Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream while traveling abroad. The streaming service will spot that you're in a foreign country and block you. You can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this, though.
It's a straightforward piece of software which sets your device to appear as if it's in the right country, allowing you to watch any Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream from anywhere in the world.
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How to use a VPN for Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Real Madrid vs Barcelona in the Copa del Rey, you may wish to choose 'US' for ESPN+.
3. Then head over to ESPN+ on your browser or device and enjoy the free Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream!
Can you watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona in the UK?
Rights to show Real Madrid vs Barcelona, plus all Copa del Rey and UEFA club competitions in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal means you'll also be able to watch all of the Champions League and Europa League games. You can get BT Sport through BT TV, Sky TV (opens in new tab) and Virgin Media (opens in new tab) as well as through the BT Sport website and apps. Real Madrid vs Barcelona will be on BT Sport 1 in HD.
Stuck outside Blighty at the moment? Don't forget that you can use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access a live stream without being blocked.
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Don't want to be locked into a contract? You can also opt for a BT Sport Monthly Pass (opens in new tab), which costs £30 per month. It's a rolling one-month contract and you can cancel anytime. The pass lets you stream all four BT Sport channels across iOS and Android devices, games consoles, Now TV set-top boxes, Roku players, and Amazon Fire TV devices.
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The nifty BT Sport Monthly Pass lets you stream all four BT Sport channels across iOS and Android devices, games consoles, Now set-top boxes, Roku players and Amazon Fire TV devices. It's a rolling one month contract and you can cancel anytime.
Watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream in Australia
Sadly Real Madrid vs Barcelona will not be televised in Australia.
UK and US fans in Australia can watch the game by using a VPN (opens in new tab) to unblock the live streams on BT Sport and ESPN Plus.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream kick-off times
Global Real Madrid vs Barcelona kick-off times
- UK: 8pm
- Central Europe: 9pm
- USA (EDT/PST): 3pm / 12pm
- Australia: 7am (Friday)
- New Zealand: 9am (Friday)
Copa del Rey fixtures – dates & TV times
All times 8pm GMT (UK time) unless otherwise stated
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Thursday 2nd March 2023
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