Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream: Channel, time and watch links

The Copa del Ray continues today with the first leg of the semi-final kicking off at 3 PM ET, which will see Real Madrid up against Barcelona in a match-up that’ll have soccer (or football, for our European friends) fans all around the world on the edge of their seats. If you want to see how things unfold between the two sporting giants, there’s only one (legal) way this side of the pond. That’s right — using one of the several live TV streaming services sports fans are all too familiar with won’t do the trick here, nor will searching for a free Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream. It’ll cost you a few bucks to watch, but for that price you’re getting a reliable, crystal-clear high-definition broadcast. Here’s how to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona from the comfort of your home.

Watch the Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream on ESPN Plus


ESPN+ is dominating soccer coverage right now and that includes having the exclusive rights to Real Madrid vs Barcelona and all of the Copa del Ray. It costs just $10 per month and gives you access to many major soccer tournaments and league games from around the world, along with NCAA basketball games, XFL football, and access to the full 30 for 30 documentary series. 30 for 30 offers fantastic deep insight into sports and is a great addition for any sports lover. While there’s no ESPN free trial, if you’re keen to get the best value, spend $13 per month and sign up for the Disney Bundle. For the price, you get monthly subscriptions to Disney+ and Hulu as well as ESPN+ so there’s a ton of great entertainment to keep the whole family happy.

Watch the Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream abroad with a VPN

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When traveling abroad, you may have noticed your streaming services don’t follow you. Crossing borders means you often get different content and in some cases, the streaming service locks you out, despite paying for it. Use one of the best VPNs and this won’t be an issue anymore. NordVPN is the one we recommend as it offers an intuitive app that takes seconds to use. You simply choose a US-based server to connect to and the VPN convinces the streaming service that you’re still back home so you can watch the Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream without a problem. It also offers extensive security and privacy protections that are perfect while you’re accessing the hotel’s Wi-Fi. You can subscribe for just one-month, and there’s a money-back guarantee if you’re unhappy.

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